Browsing Category Language, Literary Studies & Essays

HAT, handwoordeboek van die Afrikaanse taal, 6de uitgawe
1636pp., hardback, Sixth Edition, Cape Town, 2015. R507
A new comprehensively re-worked and expanded edition of this well-known Afrikaans dictionary.
ISIZULU HANDBOOK AND STUDY GUIDE, a comprehensive isiZulu reference book
168pp., 4to., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2018) 2019. R315
Covers the fundamentals of isiZulu and complements the material in any class text used in senior primary or high school. Aligned with the CAPS curriculum up to grade 9. Also suitable for anyone wanting to learn isiZulu.
378pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2014) 2015. R240
In this dictionary words are listed alphabetically in English, with a simple clarification and translations in each of the eleven official South African languages. Also contains basic phrases and an alphabetical index for each language.
THE HEART OF THE MATTER, the Gerald Kraak anthology, African perspectives on gender, social justice and sexuality
188pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R240
A collection of the short-listed entries to the anthology and award named after anti-apartheid activist Gerald Kraak (1956-2014). The Gerald Kraak Award is a joint initiative between The Other Foundation and the Jacana Literary Foundation.

Introduction by Sisonke Msimang.

Includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry from across Africa by allies of the LGBTQI+ community. The 2019 winner was OluTimehin Adegbeye (Nigeria) for her essay "Mothers and Men".
708 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R190
Includes a bilingual supplement on parts of speech, confusable words, and idioms and proverbs.
110 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R155
Ivan Vladislaviç examines eleven of his own stories which have either gone missing or been left unfinished, how the ideas arose, and why he abandoned them.

Ivan Vladislaviç has won the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, the University of Johannesburg Prize and the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction. His books include the novels "The Folly", "The Restless Supermarket", "The Exploded View" and "Double Negative"; "Portrait with Keys", a sequence of texts about Johannesburg; and a collection of short stories, "Flashback Hotel".
150pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2018. R260
Explores how Nigerians construct identities through their use of language by examining novels by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Sefi Atta and Liwhu Betiang.

Romanus Aboh is a senior lecturer in language and literature at the University of Uyo, Nigeria.
Allfrey (E.) ed. SAFE HOUSE, explorations in creative nonfiction
312pp., illus., paperback, No Place, 2016. R340
A collection that brings together nonfiction writing from across Africa, including travel writing, memoir,reportage and meditative essays.

Contributions from South Africa include "Walking Girly in Nairobi" by Mark Gevisser, "The Life and Death of Rowan du Preez" by Simone Haysom and "Border Crossings' by Sarita Ranchod.

"A promising tradition of creative nonfiction is nascent in Africa. Fresh ways of writing African experiences are afoot. This publication signals the gestation of something enormously exciting and genuinely new." Jonny Steinberg, author of "A Man of Good Hope"

Ellah Wakatama Allfrey is a Zimbabwean-born editor and critic now based in London. A former deputy editor of Granta magazine she is series editor of the Kwani? Manuscript Project, and sits on the boards of Art for Amnesty, the Caine Prize for African Writing and the Writers Centre Norwich.
Anders (P.) & Krouse (M.) eds. POSITIONS, contemporary artists in South Africa
288 pp., colour illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2010. R280
First published in Germany (in German) in 2010.

A collection of interviews with and essays on some of South Africa's most prominent artists, writers, choreographers, photographers and musicians.

Contributions include:
"Chimurenga: communal yard for sick heads" by Ashraf Jamal,
"Paul Grootboom and the quest to reroute South African theatre" by Kwanele Sosibo,
"Living Memory; GALA-Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action" by Shaun de Waal,
"Celebrations of the spirit of tragedy: the theatre of Brett Bailey" by Anton Kruger,
"History, Memory, Tourism and Curatorial Mediations: the Hector Peterson Museum and the representation of the story of the June 16 1976 uprisings" by Ali Khangela Hlongwane

"Positions" is part of an international book series initiated by the Akademie der Künste and the Goethe-Institut.

Peter Anders is currently Country Director of the Goethe-Institut in China.
Matthew Krouse is the arts editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper.
Andindilile (M.) THE ANGLOPHONE LITERARY-LINGUISTIC CONTINUUM, English and indigenous languages in African literary discourse
152pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2017. R260
"The work is a worthwhile contribution to the debate on what constitutes anglophone African literature, and whether African literature in English could be considered truly African as part of an 'anglophone literary-linguistic continuum'. The concept of such a continuum, based on Bickerton's thesis on the Creole continuum, is interesting and developed persuasively. The author convincingly shows how the four authors chosen for analysis provide diverse perspectives for viewing the continuum of anglophone African writing with peculiar characteristics and divergences imposed by the local context and its influence on the English language." Dr Leonie Viljoen, Department of English Studies, University of South Africa

Examines selected novels by Chinua Achebe of Nigeria, James Ngugi of Kenya, Nadine Gordimer of South Africa and Nuruddin Farah of Somalia.

Michael Andindilile is a senior lecturer in the Department of Literature at the University of Dar es Salaam and Dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Attwell (D.) J.M.COETZEE AND THE LIFE OF WRITING, face to face with time
272pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R280
A literary biography of J.M.Coetzee that reveals the connections and relations between the novelist's life and work. David Attwell draws extensively on Coetzee's notebooks and manuscripts housed in the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas.

"With exemplary care, clarity and sensitivity David Attwell shows just how illuminating a literary biography can be." Zoë Wicomb

"A fascinating, highly readable and tremendously insightful account of the processes through which some of the greatest novels of our time came into being." Derek Attridge, University of York

"sheds startling new light on the relentless process of making and remaking that has produced the 2003 Novel Prize winner's oeuvre" Elleke Boehmer, University of Oxford

David Attwell is Professor of English at the University of York. He is also the author of "J.M.Coetzee: South Africa and the Politics of Writing" and editor of "Doubling he Point: essays and interviews".
877 pp., paperback, N ew York, 2012. R450
A chronological history of South African literature in the country's eleven official languages, and more minor ones, produced by a team of over forty international experts, including Elleke Boehmer, Stephen Clingman, Carli Coetzee, Dorothy Driver, Ian Glenn, Ntongela Masilela, Michael Green, Craig MacKenzie, Bhekizizwe Peterson, and Hein Willemse.

David Attwell and Derek Attridge are Professors of English at the University of York.
Auster (P.) & Coetzee (J.M.) HERE AND NOW, letters, 2008-2011
248 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2013) 2014. R210
A collection of letters exchanged between Paul Auster and J.M.Coetzee over a period of three years, in which they explore everything from sports to fatherhood, literature to film, philosophy to politics, the financial crisis to art, eroticism, marriage, friendship, and love.

J.M.Coetzee's work includes "Waiting for the Barbarians", "Life & Times of Michael K", "Disgrace" and "The Childhood of Jesus". He has won many literary awards and was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice. He was awarded the Novel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Paul Auster is the author of "Winter Journal", "Sunset Park", " Man in the Dark", and "The New York Trilogy", amongst many other works. In 2006 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Banda (F.) ed. THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ASPECTS OF AFRICAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURE, festschrift in honour of Professor Mildred Nkolola-Wakumelo
352pp., paperback, CASAS UWC Book Series No. 130, Cape Town, 2019. R450
Contributions include:
"The Form and Structure of Compounds in Setswana" by Budzani Mogana, Margaret M. Kopi and Herman M. Batibo
"Ikalanga and Shona Complex Sentences Formation Strategies" by Rose Letsholo-Tafila and Idzai Iris Mushayabasa
"Argument Structure Alternatives in Neuter and Other Verbal Extensions in Setswana" by Stumile Morapedi
"Botswana Implicit Language Use Policy Deficiencies and its Impact on Linguistics and Cultural Rights Development" by Andy Chebanne.

Felix Banda is Senior Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of the Western Cape.
Bell (D.) & Jacobs (J.U.) eds. WAYS OF WRITING, critical essays on Zakes Mda
408 pp., colour illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2009. R300
A collection of essays devoted to a critical appraisal of the award-winning South African novelist and playwright, Zakes Mda.

Contributions include "A Theatre for Democracy" by David Bell,
"Mapping Memory, Healing the Land: 'The Bells of Amersfoort'" by Shane Graham,
"Chronicles of Belief and Unbelief: Zakes Mda and the question of magical realism in South African literature" by Christopher Warnes,
"Of Funeral Rites and Community Memory: ways of living in 'Ways of Dying'" by Rogier Courau and Sally-Anne Murray,
"Love and Wayward Women in 'Ways of Dying'" by Nokuthula Mazibuko,
"Invidious Interpreters: the post-colonial intellectual in 'The Heart of Redness'" by Mike Kissack and Michael Titlestad,
"Nongqawuse, National Time and 'female' Authorship in 'The Heart of Redness'" by Meg Samuelson, and
"Race. Satire and Post-colonial Possibilities: the collective voice in 'The Madonna of Excelsior'" by N.S.Zulu.

David Bell is a former head of Humanities at Mid-Sweden University College, Sweden.
J.U.Jacobs in Senior Professor of English and Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Bennett (J.), Tsoeu (N.) et al MULTILINGUAL ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY, English, isiZulu, Sesotho, isiXhosa, Setswana, Afrikaans, Sepedi
373pp., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2006) 2010. R310
This word and phrase book in seven South African languages is divided into twelve themes, a mini-grammar section and a multilingual index. Suitable for use in schools and the workplace.
Bolaane (M.) et al eds. BOTSWANA WOMEN WRITE,
541pp., map, paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2019. R585
An anthology of extracts from novels, short stories, poetry, drama, memoirs, journalism and interviews by and about Batswana women. Includes well-known writers such as Bessie Head, Unity Dow, Lauri Kubuitsile and Tjawangwa Dema, as well as women being published for the first time.

Mary Lederer is a Bessie Head scholar and author of Novels of Botswana in English, 1930-2006 and In Conversation with Bessie Head.
Leloba Molema is a senior lecturer in English and African literature at the University of Botswana.
Connie Rapoo is an associate professor of visual and performing arts at the University of Botswana. She is co-editor of New Perspectives in Diasporic Experience.
109pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R150
A collection of poems, photographs and narratives published in honour of Hennie Aucamp (1934-2014), Afrikaans poet, short story writer, cabaretist and academic.

Includes contributions by Lina Spies, Amanda Botha, Daniel Hugo, Joan Hambidge, Danie Botha and Abraham de Vries.
Branford (J.) & Venter (M.) SAY AGAIN?, the other side of South African English
234pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R260
Jean Branford and Malcolm Venter discuss the many new English words and phrases coined by South African English speakers, as distinguished from the words and phrases borrowed from other languages.
214 pp., paperback, Chicago, 2009. R185
A collection of essays in which Breyten Breytenbach "takes readers on a journey through the 'Middle World', an imagined space beyond borders and exile, toward an embracing vision of justice for the 'un'citizens' post-modernity has dispossessed." from the back cover

Painter, poet, activist and writer, Breyten Breytenbach is a Global Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at New York University.
Breytenbach (B.) PAROOL/ PAROLE, versamelde toesprake/ collected speeches
212pp., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2015. R300
A collection of Breyten Breytenbach's speeches, delivered at various events around the world between 1968 and 2015. Many are published here for the first time.

Text in Afrikaans and English.
Brink (A.) & Jonker (I.) FLAME IN THE SNOW, the love letters of André Brink & Ingrid Jonker, edited by Francis Galloway, translated into English by Karin Schimke and Leon de Kock
472pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2015. R350
A collection of the more than two hundred love letters exchanged between Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker and Afrikaans novelist André Brink between 1963 and 1965. Fifty years later, in December 2014, three months before his death, André Brink offered these letters, as well as personal photographs, for publication.

Also includes an introduction by Willie Burger, Professor of Literature at the University of Pretoria.

Also available in Afrikaans.
Brink (A.) & Jonker (I.) FLAME IN THE SNOW, the love letters of Andre Brink & Ingrid Jonker, edited by Francis Galloway, translated into English by Karin Schimke and Leon de Kock
471pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, slipcase, Edition limited to 1000 numbered copies, Cape Town, 2015. R1630
A collection of the more than two hundred love letters exchanged between Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker and Afrikaans novelist André Brink between 1963 and 1965. Fifty years later, in December 2014, three months before his death, André Brink offered these letters, as well as personal photographs, for publication. Also includes an introduction by Willie Burger, Professor of Literature at the University of Pretoria.

This special numbered edition includes additional previously unpublished photographs from André Brink's private collection, including personal photographs of Ingrid Jonker. It also includes a replica of a letter from Ingrid Jonker as an insert in an envelope on the inside back cover. The cover features a double portrait of Brink and Jonker by Hanneke Benadé especially commissioned for this project.
183 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R185
A selection of sketches and stories about life in Paris from André Brink's first two books on Paris: "Pot- Pourri" (1962) and "Parys-Parys" (1969). André Brink lived in Paris in the 1960s.
Brown (D.) TO SPEAK OF THIS LAND, identity and belonging in South Africa and beyond
214 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2006. R170
Through a series of case studies, which cover Bushman storytelling, rock painting, African-Christian identity and the poetry of Nontsizi Mgqwetho, Mazisi Kunene's "Emperor Shaka the Great", Ronnie Govender's Cato Manor stories, Douglas Livingstone's poetry and the rap music of Prohpets of the City, Duncan Brown explores how people have, historically and in the present, used different forms to express a sense of what it means to live in a particular place.

Foreword, "From //Kabbo to Zapiro", by Antjie Krog.

Duncan Grant is the Deputy Head of the School of Literary Studies, Media and Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His previous books include "Voicing the Text: South African oral poetry and performance", available @ R210.
Burger (W.) & Szczurek (K.M.) eds. CONTRARY, critical responses to the novels of André Brink
539 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2013. R350
A collection of essays on André Brink's work. All these essays, written between 1987 and 2009, have been previously published.

Essays include:
"Seksualiteit in die werk van André P.Brink" (2002) by Ampie Coetzee
"'The Need to Storify': re-inventing the past in André Brink's novels" (2007) by Ute Kauer
"André Brink's Prose Oeuvre: an overview" (1996, 1998, 2009) by Godfrey Meintjies
"Eenders en Anders: die diskursiewe network in 'Donkermaan' van André Brink" (2002) by Hennie van Coller.
"I am Dead: You Cannot Read - André Brink's 'On the Contrary'" (1998)by Peter Horn
"'Mise en Abyme' en 'Ander Lewens' van André P.Brink" (2009) by Johan Anker.
Text in English and Afrikaans.

André Brink is the author of over twenty novels. He has won the CNA Award three times, and has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
Busch (B. & L.) & Press (K.) eds. INTERVIEWS WITH NEVILLE ALEXANDER, the power of language against the language of power
342 pp., map, illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R380
A reconstruction of "a series of interviews conducted between 2006 and 2010, in which Neville Alexander reflected on how the languages he had used throughout his life shaped his world and his relationships with his immediate and wider communities." from the back cover

The book also includes some of Alexander's seminal writings on multilingualism.

"For many of us who were privileged to hear Neville Alexander in moments such as are captured here, this book will strike a chord of deep sadness, sadness for the loss of that wonderful capacity he demonstrates to traverse the arcane and the ordinary and in that to show the extraordinariness of being simply human, not black or white, male or female or any of those numbing binaries which so seem to capture the limited imaginations in which much of our South African experience is rendered." Crain Soudien, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape town

Linguist, educationalist, academic and anti-apartheid struggle veteran Neville Alexander was born in 1936 in Cradock in the Eastern Cape. A member of the National Liberation Front, which he co-founded, he was arrested in 1963 and found guilty of conspiracy to commit sabotage. He spent ten years on Robben Island. A proponent of a multi-lingual South Africa, after his release he did pioneering work in the field of language policy and planning via organisations such as the National Language Project, the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in Southern Africa(PRAESA), the South African Committee for Higher Education (SACHED) and the LANGTAG process. In 2008 he received the Linguapax Prize in recognition of his contributions to linguistic diversity and multilingual education. He died in August 2012.
Carstens (W.) & Raidt (E.) DIE STORIE VAN AFRIKAANS, uit Europa en van Afrika, biografie van 'n taal, deel 1
639pp., illus., maps, paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R450
Part 1 of a history of the Afrikaans language, which focuses on the Dutch roots of the language. Part 2 will deal with how Afrikaans evolved on the African continent, influenced by indigenous and Asian languages.

Wannie Carstens is Professor of Afrikaans and Director of the School of Languages at North-West University's Potchefstroom campus.
Before her retirement Edith Raidt was Professor of Afrikaans at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Carstens (W.) & Raidt (E.) DIE STORIE VAN AFRIKAANS, uit Europa en van Afrika, deel 2, die Afrikageskiedenis van Afrikaans
1175pp., maps, paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R750
Part 2 of a history of the Afrikaans language, which focuses on how Afrikaans evolved on the African continent, influenced by indigenous and Asian languages.

Part one is also available.

Wannie Carstens is Professor of Afrikaans and Director of the School of Languages at North-West University's Potchefstroom campus.
Before her retirement Edith Raidt was Professor of Afrikaans at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Carstens (W.) & le Cordeur (M.) eds. ONS KOM VAN VÊR, bydraes oor bruin Afrikaanssprekendes se rol in die ontwikkeling van Afrikaans
599pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R270
"Die gesprek oor Afrikaans en die bruin mense wat die skrywers in hierdie boek aanroer, is tydig in die opsig dat ná al die ambivalensie oor die Afrikaans van ons hart en die onverskriklike manier waarop ons in hierdie taal verdruk en misken is, ons ons vry­heid gekry het – wat ook verantwoordelikheid meebring om minstens onder mekaar klaarheid te vind oor wat nou vorentoe met ons taal moet gebeur...Met hierdie boek slaag die skrywers daarin om veral bruin Afrikaanssprekendes se trots in hul taal te laat herleef! Dit is geen geringe prestasie nie." Dr Franklin Sonn

Contributions include:
"Die Belydenis van Belhar: belydenis van 'n kerk weerklink wêreldwyd - in Afrikaans" by Jacques Beukes
"Die Khoi-San as Afrikaanse Gemeenskap - gister, vandag en môre" by Willa Boezak
"Herrineringe aan Studente Opstande en hoe dit my Lewe Geraak het - 1976 tot 1980" by Michael le Cordeur
Langarmmusiek vanaf die Kaap tot in Gauteng: 'n bruinmens-ding" by Gavin Davis
"Van Nico Malan tot KunsteKaap" by Marlene le Roux
"In DF Malan se Stoel" by Henry Jeffreys
"Die Sluiting van Onderwyskolleges: 'n groot onreg teen onderwys" by Basil May
"UWK - die universiteit van die werkersklas 1960-201 met die klem op studente- en politieke kultuur" by Cornelius Thomas
"Die Swart Afrikaanse Skrywer" by Willem Fransman Jr
"Adam Small se Transformeerende Afrikaans" by Nico Koopman.

WAM (Wannie) Carstens was Director of the School of Languages at North-West University.
Michael le Cordeur is Chairman of the Department of Curriculum Studies and Senior Lecturer in Afrikaans Education at the University of Stellenbosch.
Chapman (M.) GREEN IN BLACK-AND-WHITE TIMES, conversations with Douglas Livingstone
243pp. paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R245
Literary critic Michael Chapman remembers the conversations he had with poet-scientist Douglas Livingstone (1932-1996) in the 1970s and 1980s. Some of these conversations were taped; others he's reconstructed from notes he made immediately afterwards. The conversations are interspersed with a new consideration of the volumes of Douglas Livingstone's poetry.

Michael Chapman is affiliated to the Durban University of Technology and is Professor Emeritus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His publications include "Douglas Livingstone: a critical study of his poetry" and, as editor, "Douglas Livingstone: selected poems".
Clarke (N.A.) & Currey (J.) eds. CHINUA ACHEBE, tributes and reflections
340 pp., paperback, Banbury, 2014. R395
A collection of forty-nine tributes to the writing and legacy of Nigerian novelist, poet, academic and critic Chinua Achebe (1930-2013). Contributors include Wole Soyinka, Nadine Gordimer, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Njabulo Ndebele, Kole Omotoso, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Bernth Lindfors, Ali A.Mazrui and Véronique Tadjo.

James Currey worked from 1967 with Chinua Achebe on the first one hundred titles in the Heinemann African Writers Series. In 1985 he and Clare Currey founded James Currey Publishers.
Ghanaian-born publisher Nana Ayebia Clarke was Submissions Editor of the Heinemann African Writers Series for twelve years until 2002. In 2003 she started Ayebia Clarke Publishing Limited together with her husband.

Clarkson (C.) DRAWING THE LINE, toward an aesthetics of transitional justice
204 pp., illus., paperback, New York, 2014. R375
"'Drawing the Line' examines the ways in which cultural, political and legal lines are imagined, drawn, erased, and redrawn in post-apartheid South Africa - through literary texts, artworks and other forms of cultural production." from the back cover

"What makes Clarkson's project truly dialogical - and what distinguishes it from a number of other analyses of contemporary South African culture and literature - is that she both reads South African culture in terms of theory and also examines and, indeed, displays what South African culture might also offer theory." Russell Samolsky, University of California, Santa Barbara

"One rarely comes across work of such intelligence and imagination. This book is beautifully written, and one finds oneself forever being caught by wonderful and unpredicted connections, turns of phrase, the ease and acuity with which insights from disparate fields are brought together and developed." Emilios Christodoulidis, University of Glasgow

Carrol Clarkson is Associate Professor and Head of Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town.
Coetzee (C.) WRITTEN UNDER THE SKIN, blood and intergenerational memory in South Africa
176pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2019. R350
FIrst published in the UK in 2019.

Carli Coetzee argues that "the younger generation of South Africans is developing important and innovative ways of understanding South African pasts, and that challenge the narratives that have over the last decades been informed by notions of forgiveness and reconciliation." from the back cover

"Carli Coetzee has made a name for herself by showing – not telling – her readers what reconciliation after apartheid should mean. It should mean nudging South Africans away from the dangerous assumptions that negotiating the past means leaving unchallenged old patterns of privilege, that the work of translation should always benefit English and its primary speakers, and, in her latest book, that skin-deep is sufficient depth for reckoning with the past. Written under the Skin is about blood and South Africa’s bloody past. It is also about the transfusion of memory across generations. The book challenges the discourse of newness that has marked South Africa since the formal end of apartheid in 1994, by showing the violence done and masked by such a discourse. Written under the Skin calls for new ways of reading South African history. It proposes protocols of care – cautious, ethical, vigilant – to guide these new ways of reading. There is in this book a moral urgency and an ethical injunction that demand our attention. We dare not ignore this book." Jacob Dlamini, Assistant Professor of History, Princeton University

Carli Coetzee is Editor of the Journal of African Cultural Studies. Her publications include Accented Futures: language activism and the ending of apartheid and the edited collection Afropolitanism: reboot. She co-edited Negotiating the Past: the making of memory in South Africa with Sarah Nuttall.
Coetzee (J.M.) INNER WORKINGS, literary essays 2000 - 2005
304 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2007) 2008. R190
Introduction by Derek Attridge.

Essays include "Nadine Gordimer", "V.S.Naipaul, 'Half a Life'", "Walt Whitman", Saul Bellow, the early novels", "William Faulkner and his biographers, and many more.

Most of these essays first appeared, in earlier form, in the New York Review of Books.
Coetzee (J.M.) LATE ESSAYS,
297pp., hardback, London, 2017. R410
A collection of J.M. Coetzee's literary essays written between 2006 and 2017.
Coetzee (J.M.) LE ORIGINI IDEOLOGICHE DELL'APARTHEID, emergere dalla censura
61 pp., paperback, Verona, 1999. OUT OF PRINT
An Italian translation of J.M.Coetzee's essay, "The Intellectual Origins of Apartheid, emerging from censorship".

Translation by Angela Righetti.
Coetzee (J.M.) WHITE WRITING, on the culture of letters in South Africa
194 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1988) 2007. OUT OF PRINT
J.M.Coetzee's first volume of criticism, in which "he reads a range of texts, in various genres, which represent the endeavours of white writers to come to terms with the South African landscape and their tenuous place in it". The seven essays examine writing by William Burchell, Thomas Pringle, W.E.G.Louw, W.C.Scully, Roy Campbell, C.W.van den Heever, Olive Schreiner, Pauline Smith, Alan Paton, C.H.Kühn (Mikro), Sarah Gertrude Millin, Guy Butler, Sydney Clouts, and others.

J.M.Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Coetzee (J.M.) & Kurtz (A.) THE GOOD STORY, exchanges on truth, fiction and psychoanalytic psychotherapy
198pp., paperback, London, 2015. R285
An exchange, begun in 2008, between JM Coetzee and psychotherapist Arabella Kurtz, in which they consider psychotherapy and its wider social context.

J.M.Coetzee's work includes "Waiting for the Barbarians", "Life & Times of Michael K","Disgrace" and "Diary of a Bad Year." He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Arabella Kurtz is a consultant clinical psychologist and is completing psychoanalytic psychotherapy training at the Tavistock Clinic. She is currently Senior Clinical Tutor on the University of Leicester clinical psychology training course.
Cooper (B.) A NEW GENERATION OF AFRICAN WRITERS, migration, material culture & language
182 pp., paperback, Woodbridge & Pitermaritzburg, 2008. R205
"Brenda Cooper tracks the journeys undertaken by a new generation of African writers, their protagonists and the solid objects that populate their fiction, to depict the material realities of their multiple worlds and languages".

Includes chapters on Biyi Bandele's "The Street", Leila Aboulela's "The Translator" and "Coloured Lights", Jamal Mahoub's "The Carrier", Moses Isegawa's "Abyssinian Chronicles" and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Purple Hibiscus" and "Half of a Yellow Sun".

Brenda Cooper is Director of the Centre for African Studies and a professor in the Department of English Language & Literature at the University of Cape Town.
Coovadia (I.) TRANSFORMATIONS, essays
176 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R225
A collection of essays on writing, politics and culture from a South African perspective.

Imraan Coovadia is the author of four novels: "The Wedding", "Green-eyed Thieves", "High Low In-between", which won the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, and "The Institute for Taxi Poetry". He directs the creative writing programme at the University of Cape Town.
Coovadia (I.), Parsons (C.) & Dodd (A.) eds. RELOCATIONS, reading culture in South Africa
255pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R315
A collection of essays that reflect on South African culture and creative thinking. These essays are edited contributions from the Great Texts/ Big Questions public lecture series organised by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts and held at the University of Cape Town's Hiddingh Hall in 2009.

"The success of GIPCA's 'Great Texts/ Big Questions' series as conceived by Imraan Coovadia lay in the immediacy of the various subjects as well as in the robust encounters it spurred between the academy and a range of different publics. As a compilation, 'Relocations' vividly captures this vitality and broadens the reach. It is an invaluable and visually stunning contribution to the pressing need for public debate and reflection in South Africa" Jay Pather, Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town, Director of the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts, and Artistic Director of Siwela Sonke

Contributions include:
"The Marvels of the Ingenious Knight Don Quijote de la Mancha " by André Brink
"These Things do Happen" by William Kentridge
"A Page" by Gabeba Baderoon, Rustum Kozain and Henrietta Rose-Innes
"An Inconvenient Truth: Abraham Lincoln and Karl Marx" by Zackie Achmat
"Gandhi's Hind Swaraj" by Isabel Hofmeyr
"How to Read Lolita" by Imraan Coovadia
"Syntactic Structures: Noam Chomsky and the Colourless Green Revolution in Language Studies" by Rajend Mesthrie
Coullie (J.L.) & Visagie (A.) eds. ANTJIE KROG, an ethics of body and otherness
341 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R395
A collection of essays on the work of Antjie Krog.

Contributions include:
"Remembering to Forget: testimony, collective memory and the genesis of the 'new' South African nation in 'Country of My Skull'" by Judith Lűtge Coullie
"The Ethics of Infidelity in 'Country of My Skull'" by Kim Rostan
"Running With the Jackals: Antjie Krog the journalist" by Anthea Garman
"'I have a body, therefore I am': grotesque, monstrous and abject bodies in Antjie Krog's poetry" by Louise Viljoen
"The Ambiquity of the Erotic: Antjie Krog's 'Down To My Last Skin" by Christy Weyer
"'Now strangers walk that place': Antjie Krog, modernity and the making of //Kabbo's story" by Dan Wylie
"The Splendour and Misery of Translation: interview with Antjie Krog" by Ileana Dimitriu.

Judith Lűtge Coullie is Professor of English at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Publications include a collection of South African women's life writing, "The Closest of Strangers", a co-edited collection of essays on Breyten Breytenbach, "a.k.a.Breyten Breytenbach", and interviews on southern African auto/biography, "Selves in Question".
Andries Visagie is Professor in Afrikaans and Dutch literature at the University of Pretoria.
Crewe (J.) IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, J.M. Coetzee in South Africa
117pp., paperback, Lanham, 2016. R385
"Part-memoir, part-biography, part-criticism, Jonathan Crewe's account of the provenance of J.M. Coetzee's fiction is erudite and poignant. In the Middle of Nowhere is the story of a friendship, but one rooted in a shared background and situation. As young literary intellectuals at odds with colonial 'English', both found wider horizons in the American academy, but without being able to put the past firmly behind them. The intimacy of Crewe's account of the Nobel Laureate's intellectual biography makes it essential reading in Coetzee studies." David Attwell, University of York

"Jonathan Crewe helped launch his own distinguished career as a critic with a prescient 1974 article on Dusklands, hailing a new kind of South African novel. J.M. Coetzee's colleague and compatriot in Cape Town in the early 1970s, and his friend then and since, Crewe returns to Coetzee with this fascinating critical memoir of their relationship." Lars Engle, University of Tulsa

South African-born Jonathan Crewe is the Leon Black Emeritus Professor of Shakespearean Studies at Dartmouth College.
d'Almeida (I.), Viakinnou-Brinson (L.) and Pinto (T.) eds. ECO-IMAGINATION, African and diasporan literatures and sustainability
343pp., paperback, Trenton, 2014. R720
A collection of papers from the 2010 African Literature Association (ALA) Conference.

Contributions include:
"Chromosome Cousins and Familiar Strangers: relational selfhood in Chris Mann's ecopoetry" by Mthatiwa Syned
"Foe's Intertexts, Suntexts and Palimpsests" by Eve Eisenberg.

Text in English and French.
Davis (J.) TIYO SOGA, a literary history
393pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R488
Includes previously lost speeches, letters and grammatical treatises.

The Reverend Tiyo ‘Zisani’ Soga (1831-1871) was a prominent 19th century African intellectual. Born in 1831 in free Xhosa lands, the son of a counsellor to the Xhosa chief Ngqika. He studied at the Andersonian Institute in Glasgow and was ordained as a minister in the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland in 1857. He then returned to the Eastern Cape with his Scots bride Janet, and worked as a minister, writer and translator.

South African literary theorist Dr Joanne Davis is a research associate at the Centre of World Christianity, SOAS, University of London.
de Kock (L.) LOSING THE PLOT, crime, reality and fiction in postapartheid writing
277pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R380
Leon de Kock's analysis of post-apartheid South African writing.

"De Kock has a strong story to tell about writing in the postapartheid era and, more so, the 'post-postapartheid' era, the period in which the high expectations of 1994 and the golden era of the Mandela presidency turned sour. It is detailed, lively, and full of sharp observation." Derek Attridge, Professor of English, University of York

"De Kock is concerned both with drawing lines of continuity and mapping trajectories of difference between apartheid and postapartheid fiction...He makes a substantial intervention in the field of South African literary and cultural studies." Harry Garuba, Associate Professor, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town

Leon de Kock is Senior Research Associate in the Department of English at the University of Johannesburg.
562 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R140
This school dictionary also includes diagrams, activities, model letters, maps, verb tables, and pronunciation help.
Delmas (A.) & Penn (N.) eds. WRITTEN CULTURE IN A COLONIAL CONTEXT, Africa and the Americas, 1500-1900
364 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R352
A collection of essays that focuses on writing during the colonial period in Africa and the Americas.

Contributions include:
"From Travelling to History: an outline of the VOC writing system during the 17th century" by Adrien Delmas,
"Written Culture and the Cape Khoikhoi: from travel writing to Kolb's 'Full Description'" by Nigel Penn,
"Nothing New Under the Sun: anatomy of a literary-historical polemic in colonial Cape Town circa 1880-1910" by Peter Merrington,
"To My Dear Minister: official letters of African Wesleyan evangelists in the late 19th century Transvaal" by Lize Kriel,
"Literacy and Land at the Bay of Natal: documents and practices across spaces and social economies" by Mastin Prinsloo,
"On Not Spreading the Word: ministers of religion and written culture at the Cape of Good Hope in the 18th century" by Gerald Groenewald.

Adrien Delmas teaches history at Sciences-Po, Paris.
Nigel Penn is Associate Professor in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town. He is also the author of "Rogues, Rebels and Runaways" (1999) and "The Forgotten Frontier" (2006).
Dicey (W.) MONGREL,
220pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R230
A collection of essays that investigate a range of topics, from radical environmentalism to the fault lines between farmer and worker and the joys and sorrows of reading.

"Dicey is what I look for in a writer: he has something to say and he puts it across with skill, intelligence and wit." Ivan Vladislavić

William Dicey is the author of "Borderline" (2004). He has worked as a mathematics lecturer, a book designer and a farmer. He divides his time between Cape Town and Ceres.
1251 pp., paperback, Fourth Edition, Johannesburg, (1990) 2014. R420
The fourth edition of the first English and isiZulu dictionary published in South Africa. The English-Zulu Dictionary by Doke, Malcolm and Sikakana was published in 1958 as a companion to the Zulu-English Dictionary by Doke and Vilakazi. The first combined edition was published in 1990.

Linguists C.M.Doke, D.M.Malcolm and J.M.A.Sikakana and poet, novelist and lecutuer B.W.Vilakazi were all based at the University of the Witwatersrand.
295pp., hardback, d.w., Writers on Writers series, Carlton, 2018. R295
Australian writer Ceridwen Dovey was born in South Africa and grew up between South Africa and Australia. She lives in Sydney. Her mother wrote the first critical study of J.M. Coetzee's early novels.
43pp., colour illus., paperback, Grahamstown, 2019. R190
This essay on how flowers and plants appear in Olive Schreiner's work has been adapted from a talk given at the Schreiner's Karoo Writers' Festival in 2017 and an academic article subsequently prepared for the Journal of Commonwealth Literature.

Foreword by Liz Stanley.

"Best known for campaigning for racial justice, Schreiner is endered here as a prophet for the environment and as an eloquent champion for the notion that human supremacy is antithetical to planetary survival. Dorothy Driver re-introduces us to a woman who (like the Africans on whose land she lived) was deeply attuned to the connections between lives - whether human or plant-based. Driver achieves the rarest of feats - she surprises and delights in a text that is as sublte as it is urgent." Sisonke Msimang, author of Always Another Country

"This fascinating essay...will change the way you look at the world and your place in it." Jacklyn Cock, author of The War Against Ourselves: nature, power and justice and Writing the Ancestral River

Dorothy Driver is a Visiting Research Fellow at Adelaide University, Australia, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Cape Town. She is the author of From Man to Man or Perhaps Only.
Dunton (C.) & Krog (A.) eds. TRANSLATING MOFOLO, Tydskrif vir Letterkunde 80, 'n tydskrif vir Afrika-letterkunde/ a journal for African literature, vierde reeks/ fourth series, lente/ spring, 53 (2) 2016
240pp., illus., map, paperback, Pretoria, 2016. R405
Tydskrif vir Letterkunde is an independent refereed journal published bi-annually by the Department of Afrikaans at the University of Pretoria. This volume, published to celebrate the journal's 80th anniversary, is the last issue as a hard copy.

Contributions include:
"Re-animating the works of Thomas Mofolo by engaging with the original Sesotho texts" by Chris Dunton and Antjie Krog
"The Mofolo Effect and the substance of Lesotho literature in English" by Piniel Viriri Shava and Lesole Kolobe
"...oi, oi! must go by the right path: Mofolo's Chaka revisited via the original text" by Antjie Krog
"Insights into Translation and the Original Text: Thomas Mofolo's Chaka" by Moroesi R. Nakin and Inie J. Kock
"Traveller to the East or Towards the Rising Sun? The English and French translations of Moeti oa Bochabela" by Chris Dunton and Lerato Masiea
"Translating Extra-linguistic Culture-bound Concepts in Mofolo: a daunting challenge to literary translators" by Mosisili Sebotsa
"A Case for Sheer Compulsive and Imaginative Depth" by Njabulo S. Ndebele and Antjie Krog.
Edman (B.) WRITING IDENTITY IN THE AGE OF POST-COLONIALISM, figurations of home and homelessness in African poetry
258pp., paperback, CASAS Book Series No. 73, Cape Town, 2010. R440
Includes a chapter on the work of South African poet Arthur Nortje.

"This is a profoundly instructive, well-researched and refreshingly critical study of assumptions of home and homelessness in postcolonial African poetry. It challenges the reader to foreground a nuanced and negotiated idea of belonging beyond the confines of race and place, but fed by the infinite ability of ordinary Africans to find home in and provide home for different identity margins." Francis Nyamnjoh, University of Cape Town

Bridget Edman was born in Sweden in 1947. She came to South Africa as a church worker in the 1970s, joined a religious order and continued to study literature, culture and religion.
Eilersen (G.S.) BESSIE HEAD: THUNDER BEHIND HER EARS, her life and writing
374 pp., paperbackillus., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (1995) 2007. R220
A biography about Bessie Head, based on interviews with many of her friends and professional contacts and her extensive correspondence, archived at the Khama Memorial Museun in Serowe. This new edition includes previously unpublished photographs and a new chapter on Bessie Head's childhood.

Writer and academic Gillian Stead Eilersen lectured in the Department of English at Odense Universiry, Denmark, until 1995.
Faasen (N.) AFRIKAANSGIDS, naslaanlyste, spellyste en taalreëls
371pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R295
A guide to the Afrikaans language that includes grammatical rules and a dictionary with idioms. Suitable for high school students.
Farred (G.), Kavwahirehi (K.) & Praeg (L.) eds. VIOLENCE IN/ AND THE GREAT LAKES, the thought of V-Y Mudimbe and beyond
228 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R255
A collection of essays honouring the intellectual legacy of Valentin Mudimbe. The essays focus on the question of violence and its effects in Africa generally, and specifically in the Great Lakes region of Africa. This publication emerged from a seminar held at Rhodes University in August 2013.

Contributions include:
"For a Common Ascension in Humanity: the intellectual's mission in the Great Lakes region" by Kasereka Kavwahirehi
"Life, 'Life' and Death" by Grant Farred
"Violence and Details of Violence in the Novels of V-Y Mudimbe" by Justin Bisanswa
"A Phenomenology of Violence" by Laura Kerr
"On the Banality of Violence: state, power and the everyday in Africa" by Zubairu Wai
"Postcards from the Postcolony" by Leonhard Praeg.

Grant Farred in Professor of Africana Studies at Cornell University.
Kasereka Kavwahirehi is Professor of French at the University of Ottawa.
"Leonhard Praeg is Associate Professor in the Department of Political and International Studies at Rhodes University.
Field (R.) ALEX LA GUMA, a literary & political biography
258 pp., illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2010. R250
In his book on novelist and political activist Alex la Guma (1925-85) Roger Field combines biography with literary and political analyses to offer fresh insights into la Guma's major texts.

This book was first published in the U.K. in 2010.
Fincham (G.) DANCE OF LIFE, the novels of Zakes Mda in post-apartheid South Africa
182 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R250
Gail Fincham discusses Zakes Mda's fiction, focusing especially on the performative dimension of his novels.

"Focusing on the narrative strategies of Mda, Fincham proffers an original reading of his texts from 1995 which connects the visual, the performative and history." Prof. Wendy Woodward, University of the Western Cape

"There is an energy and creativity in the writing that answers to Mda's...One looks forward to seeing more work of this kind, where reader and text are working together in a productive dialogue." David Attwell, University of York

Gail Fincham teaches in the Department of English at the University of Cape Town.
Fincham (G.), Hawthorn (J.) & Lothe (J.) eds. OUTPOSTS OF PROGRESS, Joseph Conrad, modernism and post-colonialism
226pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R250
This collection of revised versions of papers given at a 2011 conference held at the University of Cape Town and at the Goedgedacht Trust Olive Farm in the Western Cape consider Joseph Conrad's approach to Africa, and the relationship between Joseph Conrad's works and the work of various African writers.

Contributions include:
"At the Dying of Two Centuries: 'Heart of Darkness' and 'Disgrace'" by David Medalie
"'Positioning' the reader in Conrad's Marlow narratives and in Ngugi wa Thiong'o's "A Grain of Wheat'" by Gail Fincham.

Gail Fincham is Emerita Professor in the Department of English at the University of Cape Town.
Jeremy Hawthorn is Emeritus Professor of Modern British Literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Jakob Lothe is Professor of English Literature at the University of Oslo.
Fourie (D.) comp. DIE TALE WAT ONS PRAAT, taaldinge uit die gewilde radioprogram
200pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R230
"Die Tale Wat Ons Praat" is a well-known radio programme about Afrikaans.
Frenkel (R.) RECONSIDERATIONS, South African Indian fiction and the making of race in postcolonial culture
165 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2010. R200
Ronit Frenkel examines how contemporary South African Indian fiction offers new ways of thinking about South African culture, and discusses the writings of Imraan Coovadia, Achmat Dangor, Farida Karodia, Beverley Naidoo, Agnes Sam, Shamin Sarif, Ishtiyaq Shukri and Jayapraga Reddy.
223pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R250
Ann Gadd covers over 900 settlements, villages, towns, and cities in South Africa, with information on the origins of local place names, historic facts, and things to do.
Galloway (F.) ed. BREYTEN BREYTENBACH, woordenaar woordnar, 'n huldiging
416pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R230
A collection of essays in honour of Afrikaans poet, writer, artist and academic Breyten Breytenbach.

Includes contributions by Willem de Vries, Willie Burger, Hein Viljoen, Alwyn Roux, Louise Viljoen, Catherine du Toit, Johann Rossouw and Francis Galloway.

Francis Galloway is a researcher at the Center for Literature Research (SENSAL) at the Human Sciences Research Council. She is the author of the monograph Breyten Breytenbach as a public figure.
Garman (A.) ANTJIE KROG AND THE POST-APARTHEID PUBLIC SPHERE, speaking poetry to power
204pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2015. R350
Anthea Garman "looks at how Krog's particular biography and trajectory as an Afrikaans female writer have contributed to a distinctive voice emerging in public, not only in South Africa but also, through poetry, news journalism, essays and her hybrid-genre books, Krog has developed a particular persona and subjectivity as a writer of testimony and witness" from the preface

Anthea Garman is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University.
Gaylard (G.) ed. MARGINAL SPACES, reading Ivan Vladislaviç
368 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R250
A collection of critical material on Ivan Vladislaviç's fiction, ranging from academic articles to reviews and interviews.

Contributions include:
"An Extraordinary Volume Romps in My Head", Tony Morphet on "Missing Persons"
"'I Take Up My Spade and Dig': Verwoerd, Tsafendas and the position of the writer in the early fiction of Ivan Vladislaviç" by Christopher Thurman
"Postmodern Castle in the Air", Ivor Powell on "The Folly"
"Citadel and Web", Ingrid de Kock on "The Folly"
"Fossicking in the House of Love: apartheid masculinity in 'The Folly'" by Gerald Gaylard
"Setting, Intertextuality and the Resurrection of the Postcolonial Author in 'Kidnapped'" by Zoë Wicomb
"Review of 'The Restless Supermarket'" by Lionel Abrahams
"'Minor Disorders': Ivan Vladislaviç and the dissolution of South African English" by Stefan Helgesson
"Layers of Permanence: towards a spatial-materialist reading of Ivan Vladislaviç's 'The Exploded View'" by Shane Graham
"On Ivan Vladislaviç on Willem Boshoff on Conceptual Art" by Sally-Ann Murray
"Dismantling the Architecture of Apartheid: Vladislaviç's private poetics in 'Portrait with Keys'" by Jane Poyner
"The Invisible City: surface and underneath in 'Portrait with Keys'" by Sarah Nuttall.

Gerald Gaylard is Associate Professor and previous Head of the English Department at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is the author of "After Colonialism: African postmodernism and magical realism".
Gordimer (N.) TELLING TIMES, writing and living, 1954-2008
740 pp., hardback, d.w., London, 2010. R295
A collection of Nadine Gordimer's non-fiction.

Essays include "A South African Childhood: allusions to a landscape" (1954),
"Why Did Bram Fischer Choose Jail?" (1966),
"The New Black Poets" (1973),
"What Being a South African Means to Me: address at the University of Cape Town" (1977),
"The Idea of Gardening: J.M.Coetzee's 'The Life and Times of Michael K'" (1984),
"New Notes from Underground: Breyten Breytenbach's 'Mouroir'" (1984),
"Sorting the Images from the Man: Nelson Mandela" (1990),
"Rising to the Ballot" (1994),
"When Art Meets Politics" (1999),
"Africa's Plague, and Everyone's" (2000),
"Fear Eats the Soul" (2003) and,
"Desmond Tutu As I Know Him" (2006).
Gordon (L.) OUTSIDERS, five women who changed the world
338pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (2017) 2018. R230
A collection of short biographies of five women writers, including Olive Schreiner.

"It was a relief, really exhilarating, to read 'Outsiders'. Gordon's composite biography brings to light the overlaps between the lives of five visionary women who went willingly to the margins." Finuala Dowling, Aerodrome: words that matter

"In subtle and elegant interpretations, Gordon allows us to see their novels 'afresh'. The pattern she traces in their writing is equally striking: each woman refused, as Gordon puts it, "to make terms with our violent world", and this is what makes their voices so modern..She is a biographer of the imagination as opposed to a recorder of historical facts." Frances Wilson, Mail on Sunday

"Gordon is a natural storyteller, and the lives stir us and fascinate us no matter how well we already know them...full of novelistic insight, pushing into the biographical material to substantiate her hunches, tracing patterns and repetitions in these writers' emotional lives and their work." Tessa Hadley, Guardian

"The work and lives of Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Mary Shelley, Olive Schreiner and Virginia Woolf are well known. Gordon's thesis sets out just how original and brave they were - and at what cost. We owe them much." Joan Bakewell, New Statesman

Lyndal Gordon is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and lives in Oxford where she is a fellow of St Hilda's College. She is also the author of six literary biographies and two memoirs, "Shared Lives: growing up in 50s Cape Town" and "Divided Lives: dreams of a mother and daughter".
Govinden (D.) "SISTER OUTSIDERS", the representation of identity and difference in selected writings by South African Indian women
385 pp., paperback, Pretoria & Leiden, 2008. R217
Devarakshanam (Betty) Govinden discusses Ansuyah Singh's "Behold the Earth Mourns", Zuleikha M.Mayat's "A Treasure Trove of Memories", Jayapraga Reddy's "The Unbending Reed" and "On the Fringe of Dreamtime and Other Stories", Anges Sam's "Jesus is Indian and Other Stories", Dr Goonam's "Coolie Doctor", as well as the writings of Phyllis Naidoo, Fatima Meer and Farida Karodia.
Gqola (P.D.) WHAT IS SLAVERY TO ME?, postcolonial/ slave memory in post-apartheid South Africa
247 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R320
Pumla Gqola "examines how the South African imagination conceives of, constructs and interprets itself at a time of transition, and how slavery is evoked and remembered as part of negotiating current ways of being." from the introduction

"'What is Slavery to Me?' is a landmark book on the role of slavery in shaping contemporary South Africa. Drawing on historical scholarship as well as studies of slavery worldwide, Gqola delivers a brilliant new piece of literary and cultural analysis" Gabeba Baderoon

Pumla Dineo Gqola is Associate Professor of Literary, Media and Gender Studies at the School of Literature and Language Studies, University of the Witwatersrand.
Graham (L.V.) STATE OF PERIL, race and rape in South African literature
253 pp., hardback. d.w., New York, 2012. R450
An examination of rape narratives in South African literature, from the colonial era to the present. Includes readings of work by Olive Schriener, Sol Plaatje, Sarah Gertrude Millin, Njabulo Ndebele, J.M.Coetzee, Zoë Wicomb, Daphne Rooke, Arthur Maimane, Farida Karodia, Lauretta Ngcobo, and Achmat Dangor.

Lucy Valerie Graham is a lecturer in English at Stellenbosch University.
Gray (S.) ed. REMEMBERING BOSMAN, Herman Charles recollected, tributes, memoirs, sketches, interviews
189 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2009. R230
This collection includes tributes written to celebrate the memory of Herman Charles Bosman by colleagues on his death, verses written in his honour during his lifetime and after, articles by other friends and acquaintances, and interviews with witnesses to his life.

Contents include "A Portrait from Memory" by George Howard,
"My Cousin Herman" by Zita Grové,
"Mr Bosman: a protégé's memoir" by Lionel Abrahams,
"Last Chapters" by Bosman's wife Helena Lake,
"Laughing Cavalier" by Edgar Bernstein,
""A Personal Tribute" by Leon Feldberg,
"Schooldays" by Eddie Roux", and
"The Poet Prisoner" by Lago Clifford.
Gunner (L.) RADIO SOUNDINGS, South Africa and the black modern
224pp., illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2019. R350
Originally published in the UK in 2019.

"This is the book we have all been waiting for - the first major volume on South Africa's most widely-consumed medium: black radio. Focused on Zulu radio drama (and more), this elegant book bursts with insights and bustles with memorable characters. A monumental achievement, it re-defines South African cultural history and will be read for decades to come." Isabel Hofmeyr, University of the Witwatersrand

"Liz Gunner illustrates the possibilities of voice the [radio] dramas within Apartheid and post-apartheid eras enable through a focus on Zulu language radio. [She] contributes significantly to our understanding of the local contours of race, empire and trauma...through the prism of the mediated voice." Laura Kunreuther, Bard College

Liz Gunner is Visiting Research Professor in the School of Languages, University of Johannesburg. Her most recent books include the co-edited Radio in Africa: publics, cultures, communities and Power, Marginality and African Oral Literature (with Graham Furniss)
Gupta (P.), Hofmeyr (I.) & Pearson (M.) eds. EYES ACROSS THE WATER, navigating the Indian Ocean
394 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2010. R315
Foreword by Amitav Ghosh.

A collection of papers on the Indian Ocean world, re-emerging as a major arena in world politics in the twenty-first century. These papers were first presented at a colloquium hosted by the South Africa/ India Research Thrust at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2007. Two additional essays were solicited after the conference.

Contributions include "Africa as a Fault Line in the Indian Ocean" by Isabel Hofmeyr,
"The Unwieldy Fetish: desire and disavowal of Indianness in South Africa" by Thomas Blom Hansen,
"The South African Indian Film Industry: new directions in Indian commercial and disporic cinema" by Stefanie Lotter,
"'African Appendix': distortion, forgery and superfluity on a southern littoral" by Ashraf Jamal,
"Navigating Difference: gender, miscegenation and Indian domestic space in twentieth-century Durban" by Jon Soske, and
"Transnational Spaces, Islam and the Interaction of Indian and African Identity Strategies in South African During and After Apartheid" by Preben Kaarsholm.

Pamila Gupta is a researcher at WISER, the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research.
Isable Hofmeyr is Professor of African Literature and Acting Director of the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Michael Pearson is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and Adjunct Professor of Humanities at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Gutberlet (M-H.) & Snyman (C.) eds. SHOE SHOP,
278 pp., b/w & colour illus.,paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R225
An anthology of personal stories and images about walking, movement and migration on the African continent.

"This publication presents a mulling over of iterations and projections seen from various perspectives. It stands as a bridge between the project, Migration & Media and its last iteration in Bamako 2011, and an evolving Shoe Shop exhibition to be held in greater Johannesburg in 2012, which will address walking and movement as literal and conceptual spaces. Migration & Media started in 2006 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It has since been variously realised as film, literature and visual arts platforms under the label, Migration & Media. Within this context European and African artists and academics were invited to think about the perception and self-representation of migration issues in the arts." from the foreword.

Contributions include:
"A Walk in the Night, breaking the lines of force in postcolonial African narratives" by Andries Walter Oliphant
"Where is Home?" by Thabiso Sekgala
"Bridging Movement Binaries through Time, a description of a work in progress" by Jyoti Mistry.

Marie-Helene Gutberlet grew up in Germany, Benin and Switzerland. After many years in academia she now works as a freelance writer and curator.
Cara Snyman was born in 1981 in Pretoria. She works in the programme department of Goethe-Institut in Johanneburg, managing visual arts projects in sub-Saharan Africa.
Hale (F.) THE TWO AFRICAS OF FRANCIS BRETT YOUNG, exploring Britain's premier novelist of Africa
394pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R350
English novelist Francis Brett Young (1884-1954) spent many years in sub-Saharan Africa, initially during the First World War when he served as a medical officer in the British Army. He emigrated to South Africa after the end of the Second World War and lived in Cape Town and Montagu until his death. Between 1918 and 1952 he wrote seven novels about East Africa and South Africa, including "The Crescent Moon", "Sea Horses", "They Seek a Country", "The City of Gold" and "Pilgrim's Rest". He also published two volumes of poetry and two works of non-fiction: "Marching on Tanga" and "In South Africa".

"Frederick Hale's just and careful study of Francis Brett Young brings to our attention the work of a neglected writer whose imagination was stirred by a complex experience of Africa in the last decades of British imperialism." Anthony Eden Voss, Emeritus Professor of English, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Frederick Hale is currently Extraordinary Professor at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Hamilton (G.) & Huddart (D.) eds. A COMPANION TO MIA COUTO,
243pp., paperback, Woodbridge & Rochester, 2016. R245
"For anyone who still remains to be convinced about the importance of Mia Couto as an imperative 21st-century 'must read' author, this sophisticated but very readable volume will, surely, and definitively, do the trick." Hilary Owen, Professor of Portuguese and Luso-African Studies, University of Manchester

Contributions include:
"Mia Couto in Context" by David Brookshaw
"Mia Couto or the Art of Storytelling" by Patrick Chabal
"The Multiple Worlds of Mia Couto" by Bill Ashcroft
"'Ask Life', animism & the metaphysical detective" by David Huddart
"Mia Couto & translation" by Stefan Helgesson
"An Interview with Mia Couto", conducted by Grant Hamilton and David Huddart (translated from the Portuguese by David Brookshaw).

Grant Hamilton and David Huddart are both Associate Professors of English Literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Hamilton (G.) ed. READING MARECHERA,
196 pp., paperback, Suffolk, 2013. R340
A collection of essays on the work of Zimbabwean writer Dambudzo Marechera.

Contributions include:
"A Brotherhood of Misfits: the literary anarchism of Dambudzo Marechera & Percy Bysshe Shelley" by Tinashe Mushakavanhu
"Grotesque Intimacies: embodiment & the spirit of violence in 'House of Hunger'" by Anna-Leena Toivanen
"Black, But Not Fanon: reading 'The Black Insider'" by David Huddart
The Avant-Garde Power of 'Black Sunlight': radical recontextualizations of Marechera from Darius James to China Miéville" by Mark P.Williams
"Classical Allusion in Marechera's Prose Works" by Madhlozi Moyo.

Grant Hamilton is Assistant Professor with the Department of English, Chinese University of Hong Kong. His other publications include "Deleuze and Coetzee on the Colonized Subject" (2011).
Hawley (J.) ed. QUEER THEORY IN FILM & FICTION, African Literature Today 36
281pp., illus., paperback, Woodbridge & Rochester, 2018. R265
Contributions include:
"Gay, African, Middle-Class & Fabulous: writing queerness in new writing from Nigeria & South Africa" by Shola Adenekan
"Homosexuality & the Postcolonial Idea: notes from Kabelo Sello Duiker's The Quiet Violence of Dreams" by Ives Loukson
"Reading for Ruptures: HIV & AIDS, sexuality & silencing in Zoë Wicomb's 'In Search of Tommie'" by Lizzy Attree.
113 pp., paperback, Cambridge, 2009. R200
A survey of J.M.Coetzee's fiction up to "Diary of a Bad Year" (2007).

Dominic Head is Professor of Modern English Literature at the University of Nottingham.
Hendricks (F.) & Dyers (C.) eds. KAAPS IN FOKUS,
145pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2016. R315
A collection of essays on Kaaps, or Cape Afrikaans, a dialect spoken in the Western Cape. These essays are based on papers delivered at the 2012 symposium on Kaaps held at the University of the Western Cape.

Contributions include:
"Die Aard en Konteks van Kaaps: 'n hedendaagse, verledetydse en toekomsperspektief" by Frank Hendriks
"Soppangheid vir Kaaps: mag, kreolisering en Kaapse Afrikaans" by Hein Willemse
"Twee Betekenisvolle Moment in die Geskiedenis van Kaaps" by Christo van Rensburg
"Die Tjatjies A'rit Is: etnoteorieë van ouers oor geletterdheid en opvoeding in Manenberg, Kaapstad" by Dmitri Jegels.
Hiles (L.) & Guzana (Z.) eds. OXFORD FIRST BILINGUAL DICTIONARY, isiXhosa + English
64 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2007) 2009. R72
Suitable for learners of English and isiXhosa in Grade 2 and upwards.
Hilton-Barber (D.) HOWARD TIMMINS, and his protégés, Lawrence Green, TV Bulpin, AP Cartwright, and other popular writers of South Africa non-fiction
103pp., illus., paperback, (Durban), 2018. R275
Foreword by Jeremy Lawrence.

South African publisher David Hilton-Barber discusses the publishing career of Howard Timmins and some of the authors in his 'stable'.
338pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R525
Introduces core theories and principles of ethics from a communication and media studies perspective, examines the prevalence and effectiveness of self-regulation in the media and presents a series of South African case studies.

Professor Nathalie Hyde-Clarke is Head of the Department of Communication and Media Studies in the School of Communication, University of Johannesburg.
354pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R385
In this study of twenty novels J.U.Jacobs demonstrates how diaspora is a dominant theme and the diasporic subject the most recognisable figure in contemporary South African fiction. Novelists studied include Karel Schoeman, Zoë Wicomb, Zakes Mda, J.M.Coetzee, Aziz Hassim, Ivan Vladislavić, and Njabulo Ndebele.

J.U.Jacobs is Emeritus Professor of English, Senior Research Associate and Fellow of the University of KawZulu-Natal.
Jansen (E.) LIKE FAMILY, domestic workers in South African history and literature
359pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, First English Language Edition, Johannesburg, 2019. R420
First published in Afrikaans in 2015.

Elsa Jansen explores the character of "the servant" in South African literature, from the time of the V.O.C to the present. Characters discussed include Minnie Postma's Julia, Elsa Joubert's Poppie, Riana Scheepers' Katriena, Koos Kombuis' Kytie, JM Coetzee's Florence and Antjie Krog's Victoria. She also discusses autobiographical accounts by black women who have worked as servants, as recorded in "Thula Baba" by Ntombi and in "To My Children's Children", "Living, Loving, and Lying Awake at Night" and "Forced to Grow" by Sindiwe Magona.

Ena Jansen taught literature at the University of the Witwatersrand. She now lives in Amsterdam where she is Professor of South African literature at the University of Amsterdam. She also lectures at the Free University and is a research associate at the University of Johannesburg.
Jansen (E.) SOOS FAMILIE, stedelike huiswerkers in Suid-Afrikaanse tekste
57pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R350
Elsa Jansen explores the character of "the servant" in South African literature, from the time of the V.O.C to the present. Characters discussed include Minnie Postma's Julia, Elsa Joubert's Poppie, Riana Scheepers' Katriena, Koos Kombuis' Kytie, JM Coetzee's Florence and Antjie Krog's Victoria. She also discusses autobiographical accounts by black women who have worked as servants, as recorded in the book "Thula Baba" (1987) and by Sindiwe Magona in "To My Children's Children", "Living, Loving, and Lying Awake at Night" and "Forced to Grow".

Ena Jansen taught literature at the University of the Witwatersrand. She now lives in Amsterdam where she is Professor of South African literature at the University of Amsterdam. She also lectures at the Free University and is a research associate at the University of Johannesburg.
Johnson (D.) IMAGINING THE CAPE COLONY, history, literature, and the South African nation
222 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R395
David Johnson relates the literatures and histories of the Cape to postcolonial debates about nationalism.

"This is an outstandingly insightful and innovative study. David Johnson single-handedly opens up new research terrains by challenging current orthodoxies about literary and historical representation and he brings the early Cape Colony into the centre of contemporary debates about identity, power and the pervasive presence of inequality in post-apartheid South Africa." Nigel Worden, King George V Professor of History, University of Cape Town

"The excitement of reading this book is in its delivering more than the title indicates. Grounded in meticulous historical research, Johnson's work engages with contemporary debates about the nation, offering the innovative argument that colonial forms of nationhood and nationalism, resisted/ subverted/ even ignored normative concepts developed in the northern hemisphere." Benita Parry, Emerita Professor, University of Warwick

David Johnson is senoir lecturer in English at The Open University. His other writings include the books "Shakespeare and South Africa" (1996) and "Jurisprudence: a South African perspective" (2001).
Joubert (E.) REISIGER,
488 pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2009. R440
The second volume of award-winning Afrikaans novelist Elsa Joubert's autobiography. The first volume, "'n Wonderlike Geweld" (2005), is also available @ R275

Elsa Joubert's first novel, "Ons wag op die Kaptein" (1963) won the Eugene Marais Prize. Her 1978 novel "Die swerfjare van Poppie Nongena" was awarded the WA Hofmeyr Prize, the CNA Prize and the Louis Luyt Prize. In 1981 she was awarded the Winifred Holtby Prize by the British Royal Society of Literature, also becoming a member. Her novel, "Die reise van Isobelle" (1995) won the Hertzog Prize.

Text in Afrikaans.
Kapp (P.) MATIES & AFRIKAANS, 'n besondere verhouding, 1911-2011
261 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2013. R180
Pieter Kapp discusses the relationship between the Afrikaans language and the history of the University of Stellenbosch.

Pieter Kapp was Professor of History at the University of Stellenbosch from 1986 to 1999. As president of the Convocation he took a stand against moves to replace Afrikaans with English as the medium of education on the campus. Currently he is a research associate at the University of the Free State.
Kaschula (R.) & Wolff (H.) eds. MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION FOR AFRICA, concepts and practices
220pp., 4to., paperback, Pretoria & London, 2016. R550
A collection of essays that explore innovative pedagogies in language teaching and language use in education.

Contributions include:
"Teaching Mathematics to isiXhosa-speaking students through Afrikaans" by San Knoetze
"Children's Dictionaries" by Dion Nkomo
"Additional English at Tertiary Level" by Liz Johanson Botha
"A Multilingual Approach to Teaching South African History" by Marijke du Toit.

Russell Kaschula is the NRF SARChi Chair: Intellectualisation of African Languages, Multilingualism and Education, School of Languages & Literatures (African Language Studies Section), Rhodes University.
H. Ekkehard Wolff, University of Leipzig, is Visiting Professor to the NRF SARChi Chair: Intellectualisation of African Languages, Multilingualism and Education, School of Languages & Literatures (African Language Studies Section), Rhodes University.
Kaschula (R.), Maseko (P.) & Wolff (H.) eds. MULTILINGUALISM AND INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION, a South African perspective
350pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R380
A collection of essays that explores responses to the challenges of multilingualism, examines questions related to language planning and policy development and implementation, and analyses everyday language practice.

Contributions include:
"Language Empowerment and Intellectualisation through Multilingual Higher Education in South Africa" by Pamela Maseko and H Ekkehard Wolff
"Language and Terminology Development in isiXhosa: a history" by Koliswa Moropa and Feziwe Shoba
"University Multilingualism: modelling rationales for language policies" by Bassey Antia
"The Development of Language Technologies in the South African Context" by Justus Roux
"Language Policy in South Africa through the Sapir-Whorf 'Looking Glasses'" by Russell Kaschula and Andre Mostert.

Russell Kaschula is Professor of African Language Studies and holds the NRF SARChI Chair in Intellectualisation of African Languages, Multilingualism and Education at Rhodes University.
Pamela Maseko is Associate Professor in African Language Studies at Rhodes University.
Sociolinguist H Ekkehard Wolff is based at the University of Leipzig.
Kavanagh (R.) A CONTENDED SPACE, the theatre of Gibson Mtutuzeli Kente
427pp., maps, paperback, Johannesburg & Harare, 2016. R440
An assessment of South African dramatist, choreographer and composer Gibson Kente's work in South Africa from the 1950s until his death in 2004.

Author, cultural activist and academic Robert Malcolm McLaren (aka Robert Mshengu Kavanagh) was active in 'majority theatre' with the South African theatre group Workshop '71 between 1970 and 1976, and later in Zimbabwe with the theatre group Zambuko/Izibuko. He had personal experience of Kente's theatre and wrote about his work in the theatre magazine, 'S'ketch', which he helped to found and edit.
266pp., 4to., paperback, Lebowakgomo, 2018. R335
"All the literary works which are the main thrust of this critical text uphold the view that the aim of African literature is 'to explain Africa to the world: Africa has a past and a culture of dignity and human complexity' (Ngugi, 1981: 20). After all, one of the African writer's preoccupations is, especially in the works set in the past, 'to teach his fellow-African that there is nothing shameful in African culture and tradition' (Palmer, 1979: 63). All these facts combine to make this critical text an essential part of the student's criticism and evaluation of the African literary text." Puleng S. Nkomo, author and teacher at Mack Semeka High School, Polokwane

"All the literary works which are the main thrust of this critical text uphold the view that the aim of African literature is 'to explain Africa to the world: Africa has a past and a culture of dignity and human complexity' (Ngugi, 1981: 20). After all, one of the African writer's preoccupations is, especially in the works set in the past, 'to teach his fellow-African that there is nothing shameful in African culture and tradition' (Palmer, 1979: 63). All these facts combine to make this critical text an essential part of the student's criticism and evaluation of the African literary text." Puleng S. Nkomo, author and teacher at Mack Semeka High School, Polokwane


Kota Robert Kekana was a secondary school teacher and a college of education lecturer and manager. He has served as Chairperson of SiNdebele Language Sub-committee under the Limpopo Provincial Language Committee. and as a member of Ikhwezi, the isiNdebele National Language body.
Khoza (M.) UZALO, isiZulu grammar textbook
489pp., 4to., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R395
Makhosi Busisiwe Khoza has reconfigured isiZulu nouns into 12 systematically determined clusters, a noun arrangement called UZALO Non Cluster (UZL NC) system.
Kirsch (B.), Skorge (S.) & Khumalo (N.) ZOOMING IN ON ZULU, a phrasebook - and much more
249pp., illus., maps, paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, 2004 (2015). R170
In addition to a collection of useful phrases with a pronunciation guide, this book provides information on the cultural background to Zulu words and phrases and explains the grammatical rules of the language.
Kirsch (B.), Skorge (S.) & Magona (S.) CLICKING WITH XHOSA, a Xhosa phrasebook
218pp., map, illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town , (2001) 2014. R160
This Xhosa phrasebook includes pronunciation guides, the basic rules of Xhosa grammar, mini Xhosa-English and English-Xhosa dictionaries, information of Xhosa culture and idioms, brief profiles of prominent Xhosa-speakers, and guides to places of interest in South Africa.
Koch (J.) A HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICAN LITERATURE, Afrikaans literature, part one: from the 17th to the 19th century, translated from the Polish by Dominika Ferens
359pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Pretoria, 2015. R605
First published in Poland.

This history is divided into three historical periods: the Dutch colonial period (1652-1795), the British colonial period (first part of the 19th century) and the time of the language movements (latter half of the 9th century).

"A superb work of scholarship: it is thorough, detailed, careful and very readable". Professor Craig MacKenzie, University of Johannesburg

Jerzy Koch is Professor in the Department of Dutch and South African Studies at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, and Research Fellow at the Free State University, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Kruger (L.) IMAGINING THE EDGY CITY, writing, performing and building Johannesburg
274 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2013. R300
"Loren Kruger makes a compelling interdisciplinary argument for the centrality of performance and spatial practices in the history of Johannesburg. In terms of originality, I know of no other book that displays the stunning synthetic intelligence in 'Imagining the Edgy City'. Readers will get a clear sense of the genealogy of boosterist Johannesburg and its exemplarity in relation to important and ongoing historiographic debates about imperial modernity, apartheid, and globalization." Neville Hoad, author of "African Intimacies: race, homosexuality and globalization"

"'Imagining the Edgy City' deploys theatre, literature, film, art and photography to explore how all kinds of desires are materially etched into the city's fabric in an often uncanny interdependency of the dreamed and the built, and how this reciprocity absorbs a multitude of efforts in all of their unruly contradictions." AbdouMalig Simone, author of "For the City Yet to Come" changing African life in four cities"

"An extraordinary amalgam of histories and geographies, destruction and inspiration, Loren Kruger's outstanding book brings to life South Africa's largest city. 'Imagining the Edgy City' is an indispensable contribution to urban studies that will resonate far beyond Johannesburg." Saskia Sassen, author of "Cities in a World Economy"

"'Imagining the Edgy City' contests two prevailing assumptions in accounts of Johannesburg: that the city's present is discontinuous with its past and that the segregation of its white and black inhabitants dominates every aspect of its evolution. Kruger's study unsettles the eschatology of the rise and fall of apartheid by sketching a chronology of broadly defined 'performances' of power, jurisdiction, sovereignty and their contestation in designated, informal and incidental spaces in the city." Michael Titlestad, author of "Making the Changes: jazz in South African literature and reportage".

Loren Kruger is Professor of Comparative and English Literatures at the University of Chicago, where she also has research affiliations to the Urban Network and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture. Her previous books include The Drama of South Africa and Post-Imperial Brecht, which received the Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Study awarded by the Modern Language Association.
Lategan (H.) BINNEKRING VAN SPOOKASEMS, stories oor die lewe
197 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
Amanda Botha has compiled this selection from journalist and writer Herman Lategan’s weekly "Woorde wat Wip" column, published in Rapport.

"Hierdie stories is seerkry-mooi" Koos Kombuis

"Hierdie boek vra om gelees to word. Dis die stem van 'n gebore storieverteller. Herman is 'n man met 'n aanvoeling vir die juiste woord, die tekenende vergelyking: 'hartseer ogies soos geweekte dim sum.' Die vertellings en sketse verskuif van 'n nostalgiese optowering van toeka se dae, na skerp satire, na magiese realisme, na karaktersketse, na ironiese refleksie. Ja, 'menseweë roer ook hiér die hart'. Lees dit." Marié Heese

Text in Afrikaans.
Lategan (H.) OPSTOKERS, FOPDOSSERS EN TWEEGATJAKKALSE, stories oor woorde, mense en aanhou beweeg en geraas maak
195pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
A collection of newspaper articles from Herman Lategan's column, "Woorde wat Wip", published bi-weekly in Rapport.

Writer and journalist Herman Lategan lives in Cape Town. He is the author of the collection of articles and columns "Binnekring van Spookasenms".
185pp., paperback, New York, 2014. R550
"Mary Lederer's current study goes beyond its declared intention as an 'introductory survey' of the subject. It is substantive, thorough and lucid. For its depth and originality it is a necessary and worthwhile companion to a significant and emerging topic." Jack Mapanje, Visiting Professor, York St John University, UK

Includes chapters on Alexander McCall Smith and Lauri Kubuitsile and Bessie Head and Unity Dow.

Mary Lederer is an independent researcher currently based in Gaborone, Botswana. She taught Anglo-African literature at the University of Botswana.
Lederer (M.S.) & Tumedi (S.M.) eds. WRITING BESSIE HEAD IN BOTSWANA, an anthology of rememberance and criticism
185 pp., paperback, Gaberone, 2007. R155
An anthology that brings together memoirs, personal writings and reflections about Bessie Head by people who knew her and critical analyses on her life and writing by Batswana academics and academics living in Botswana.

Contributions include "How I Remember Bessie Head" by Patrick van Rensberg,
"A Warrior Alone (letter to Dan Gover on Bessie Head's death), conversations and consternations with B Head" by Tom Holzinger,
"Identity and Race in Bessie Head's 'Maru'" by Mompoloki Bagwasi,
"Reinterpreting the Past and Rearranging the Present: Besie Head's 'A Question of Power' and Paule Marshall's 'Praisesong for the Widow'" by Mary Lederer,
"Character, Role, Madness, God, Biography, Narrative: dismantling and reassembling Bessie Head's 'A Question of Power'" by David Kerr,
"Living Under the Power of the Fathers: Bessie Head's and Lília Momplé's women" by Seatholo M.Tumedi.
Lewis (M.) & Krueger (A.) eds. MAGNET THEATRE, three decades of space
304pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Bristol etc., 2016. R550
A collection of essays on the work of Magnet Theatre, a physical theatre company that originated in Johannesburg in 1987 and now has its own theatre space in Cape Town.

Contributions include:
"Making Space for Ideas: the knowledge work of Magnet Theatre" by Mark Fleishman
"'Being There': the evolution of performance aesthetics from 'Medea' (1994-96) to the Magnet Theatre 'Migration' plays (2912)" by Miki Flockermann
"Magnet Theatre and the Moving Body" by Jennie Reznek
"Making Space for Community: Magnet Theatre intervenes in Khayelitsha" by Gay Morris.

Also includes conversations with Jay Pather, Neo Muyanga, Mandla Mbothwe, Faniswa Yisa, Craig Leo, Illka Louw, Frances Marek, Margie Pankhurst, Thando Doni, Zwelakhe Khuse and Nolovuyo Sam.

Megan Lewis is Assistant Professor of Theatre HIstory and Dramaturgy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Anton Krueger is Associate Professor in the Department of Drama at Rhodes University, South Africa.
256 pp., paperback, Trenton, 2011. R255
A collection of essays and interviews in which Bernth Lindfors examines early Black South African writing in English and in English translation, focusing primarily on literature produced in the first decade of the apartheid era. Includes essays on Thomas Mofolo, Peter Abrahams, Alex la Guma, Dennis Brutus, Ansuyah R.Singh and Mbongeni Ngema and interviews with Dennis Brutus, Esk'ia Mphahlele, Richard Rive and Njabulo Ndebele.

"Ever since the early days of African literary-historical writing, the name Bernth Lindfors has leant depth and direction to the developing field." Stephen Gray, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Johannesburg.

Bernth Linfors is Professor Emeritus of English and African Literatures at The University of Texas at Austin, and the author of numerous books on African literatures.

Madondo (B.) SIGH, THE BELOVED COUNTRY, braai talk, rock 'n roll & other stories
502pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R300
A collection of essays, memoirs, interviews, profiles, and travelogues by Bongani Madondo, author of "Hot Type: artists, icons & god-figurines" and "I'm Not Your Weekend Special: portraits on the life-style & politics of Brenda Fassie".

Foreword by Rian Malan.

"I found Madondo slightly unsettling. He has a penetrating gaze, and a sympathetic tone during interviews that invites you to more than just share the basic facts. In this way, he manages to capture the essence of his interviewees. His portraits come out almost 3D." Zolani Mahola, lead singer of Freshlyground

"I'd heard rumours about him. Some mythmaking and mysticism was goin' on, all at once. Some said he's full of shit. Some that he's retired in his early thirties and moved back to the village. Some said all he wants to do is compose for big band jazz orchestras, while others said his heart is still in it: The written word. We had a magazine to publish. We were on deadline. We tracked him down and commissioned a film review, full page. He travelled over 50 kilometres from his village to watch Djo wa Tunbda's set-in-Kinshasa's thriller, 'Viva Riva!' far off in the city at night, hiked back and worked on the piece overnight. When we switched on the following day: There, in full glory, was the most inciteful cinema review I'd read all year. We hired him immediately. At 'Rolling Stone', Madondo invented a new reportorial form altogether: Gonzoid, gothic, punk, township, spiritual and full of magic. His readers called it Afro Punk journalism, just as Fela Kuti has Afro-Beat. The man's possessed." Miles Keylock, publisher and ex-editor, Rolling Stone magazine

Bongani Madondo lives between Johannesburg, Cape Town and the Eastern Cape.
Makalela (L.) ed. SHIFTING LENSES, multilanguaging, decolonisation and education in the Global South
149pp., paperback, CASAS Book Series No. 124, Cape Town, 2018. R295
Contributions include:
"An Inventory of Text Types for Xitsonga and English Early-Grade Readers: implications for translanguaging and transtextual practices" by Nkhensani Maluleke and Leketi Makalela
"Teaching and Learning Mathematics Through Multilingualism: the case of mathematics student teachers in South Africa" by Judah Makonye
"Discourse on Language and Literacy for African Development" by Kwesi Prah.

Professor Leketi Makalela is Head of the Division of Languages, Literacies and Literatures, School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand.
Malan (R.) comp. A-Z OF AFRICAN WRITERS, a guide to modern African writing in English
305 pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2009. R225
An introduction to African authors writing in English. Includes over 200 writers, offering a brief biography of each writer, a list of their books, short extracts from their writing, and sometimes critical comment.

Robin Malan is the complier of various well-known anthologies of poems, plays and short stories and is the editor of "English Alive", the annual anthology of writing in high schools in southern Africa. In 2001 he was awarded the Molteno Medal for Lifetime Service to Literature.
Manganyi (C.) & Atwell (D.) eds. BURY ME AT THE MARKETPLACE, Es'kia Mphahlele and company, letters 1943-2006
520 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R260
An expanded collection of letters wirtten by Esk'ia Mphahlele and augmented with letters received by Mphahlele from a variety of correspondents, among them Langston Hughes, Kofi Awooner, Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, Jack Cope, Richard Rive and Sipho Sepamla. The first collection of letters, "Bury Me at the Marketplace, 1943-1980", edited by Chabani Manganyi, was published as a companion to Manganyi's "Exiles and Homecomings: a biography of Esh'kia Mphahlele", published in 1983.

Preface by N Chabani Manganyi. Introduction by David Attwell.
Also includes edited versions of two interviews with Mphahlele conducted by Manganyi in 1981 and 2006.
Marais (D.) PRUIMTWAK & SKADUBOKSERS, rubrieke, heildronke en nagedagtes
222pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R240
A collection of columns and articles on popular culture by Afrikaans poet Danie Marais, previously published in various South African newspapers and magazines.
Martin (W.) ed. GROOT WOORDEBOEK, Afrikaans en Nederlands
2228 pp., hardback, Cape Town, 2011. R995
An amalgamated Afrikaans and Dutch dictionary.

Text in Afrikaans.
404 pp., paperback, Trenton, 2013. R695
An intellectual history of the New African Movement: writers, political and religious leaders, artists, teachers, scientists who called themselves New Africans, to distinguish themselves from the Old Africans since they were engaged with creating a new African modernity rather than finding consolation in the old ways of traditional societies. Major figures in the movement included S.E.K. Mqhayi, Clement Martyn Doke, H.I.E.Dhlomo, Nadine Gordimer, Jordan Mgubane, Ezekiel Mhpahlele and R.V.Selope, Pixley ka Isaka Seme and Sol Plaatje.

Ntongela Masilela is Professor Emeritus of English and World Literature and Professor Emeritus of Creative Studies at Pitzer College, California. From 1995 to 2008 he was Adjunct Professor of African American Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of California in Irvine. He recently relocated from Los Angeles to Bangkok, Thailand.
Masterson (J.) THE DISORDER OF THINGS, a Foucauldian approach to the work of Nuruddin Farah
307 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R320
John Masterson offers a reading of Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah, arguing that the preoccupations that have remained central to Farah's writing can be mapped onto some key concerns in Michel Foucault's work.

"It is extremely exciting to see John Masterson's thoroughgoing critical engagement with the work of the leading African writer Nuruddin Farah come into the world, especially a study that does proper justice to the writer's expansive oeuvre, his political complexity, his preoccupations with body politics in and of the nation, and his fine attention to style. No Africanist should be without this masterful study." Elleke Boehmer, University of Oxford

John Masterson is a senior lecturer in the Department of English at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Matjila (D.) & Haire (K.) BRINGING PLAATJE BACK HOME, ga e phetsolele nageng, 're-storying' the African and Batswana sensibilities in his oeuvre
212pp., paperback, Trenton, 2015. R400
This study of the life and works of Sol Plaatje seeks to demonstrate that, "while Plaatje wore the outer trappings of Englishness and Westernization... his worldview, ideals, character, multilingualism, values and lifework were informed by deep rootedness in his Setswana and African culture." from the back cover

D.Matjila is Associate Professor in the Department of African Languages at UNISA.
Karen Haire is Assciate Professor in the Multidisciplinary Faculty at Principia College, USA, and a research fellow at UNISA.
Matsha (R.) REAL AND IMAGINED LEADERS, censorship, publishing and reading under apartheid
230pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2018. R325
Examines the period in South African literary history marked by apartheid censorship, the banning of intellectual and creative voices and the reading cultures, practices and alternative literary spaces that developed.

"Rachel Matteau Matsha has produced a marvellous study of how real and resourceful readers undermined the apartheid censorship apparatus. South African literary history can no longer overlook the alternative literary circuit during apartheid when ordinary readers accessed, copied, loaned, marketed and distributed books." Archie Dick, Professor of Information Science, University of Pretoria, and author of "The Hidden History of South Africa's Book and Reading Cultures"

"This book makes a significant contribution to an established body of work that proposes a return to a (reimagined) South African archive in order to retrieve a range of literary and cultural histories that have been lost to the historical record. It does this not only by documenting a hidden history of marginalised readers, inventive reading practices and cultures of engaged reading but also, in an innovative move, by shedding light on the ways in which readers, reading and 'literature' itself were envisaged and imagined in the censorship apparatus." Corinne Sandwith, Associate Professor of English, University of Pretoria, and author of "World of Letters: reading communities and cultural debates in early apartheid South Africa"

Rachel Matteau Matsha is a senior lecturer in the Department of Media, Language and Communication, Durban University of Technology.
McDonald (P.D.) THE LITERATURE POLICE, apartheid censorship and its cultural consequences
416 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Oxford, (2009) 2010. R250
"At last - a small Truth and Reconciliation Commission on South African literature! For the first time the secret documents of the censors and the roles black/white/English/Afrikaans writers and publishers played during apartheid censorship are brought together and scrutinized. Everything is exposed: from the unseemly sensitivities of Afrikaner housewives to the infighting between angry black writers and liberal magazine editors and all of it shows up like never before the vast stinking morass people inevitably create when they try to police literature. An extra bonus is the insightful analysis of the internal negotiations and outward strategies top South African writers developed to deal with the reality of severe injustice, on the one hand, and the effect of censorship, on the other." Antjie Krog

"Indispensable reading if we wish to understand the forces forming and deforming literary productions in South Africa during the apartheid years." JM Coetzee

Peter McDonald is a Fellow of St Hugh's College and a lecturer in English at the University of Oxford.
228pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R395
A guide to places where writers from KwaZulu-Natal lived and worked as well as to locations described in their work.

Niall McNulty is currently the digital publishing manager at Cambridge University Press.
Lindy Stiebel is Professor Emeritus of English Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is also the author of "Writing Home: Lewis Nkosi on South African literature"(with Michael Chapman).
Mda (Z.) JUSTIFY THE ENEMY, becoming human in South Africa, edited and introduced by J.U. Jacobs
278pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2018. R355
A collection of non-fiction writings, including public lectures, essays and media articles on the art of writing, identity and belonging, human rights, and abuses of power.

Zakes Mda is Emeritus Professor of English at Ohio University and Extraordinary Professor of English at the University of the Western Cape. His novels include "Ways of Dying", "The Heart of Redness", "The Madonna of Excelsior" and "Little Suns".

J.U. Jacobs is Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Associate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is the co-editor of "Ways of Writing: critical essays on Zakes Mda" and author of "Diaspora and Identity in South African Fiction".
Mda (Z.) SOMETIMES THERE IS A VOID, memoirs of an outsider
559 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R260
South African playwright and novelist Zakes Mda is also a musician, film maker and beekeeper. He is also a professor of creative writing at Ohio University. His novels include "Ways of Dying" (M-Net Book Prize), "Heart of Redness" (Commonwealth Writers' Prize), "Cion", and "Black Diamond". His plays include "We Shall Sing for the Fatherland" and "The Hill' (Amstel Playwright of the Year Award). He has also published short stories, poetry and literary criticism.
260 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R232
1700 South African Indian English terms with explanations, pronunciation guides where necessary, language origin, examples of their use and citations from literature.

Rajend Mesthrie is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of "Language in Indenture, a sociolinguistic history of Bhojpuri-Hindi in South Africa" (1991) and edited "Language in South Africa" (2002).
Mhlambi (I.J.) AFRICAN-LANGUAGE LITERATURES, perspectives on isiZulu fiction and popular Black television series
230 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R270
"Innocentia Mhlambi's work constitutes a major intervention in the field of African-language literature. This work documents the vibrancy of post-apartheid isiZulu language literary forms whether the detective novel or television drama. By using models of popular culture formulated in relation to other parts of the continent, Mhlambi enriches our understanding of African cultural studies and isiZulu literature." Isabel Hofmeyr, Centre for Indian Studies in Africa, University of the Witwatersrand

"It's been a while since I read an appreciation of literature and television in isiZulu with such analytical depth and finesse. It persuasively debunks the tired clichés that there is little formal innovation or thematic sophistication in works done in African languages in South Africa" Bhekizizwe Peterson, School of Literature and Language Studies, University of the Witwatersrand

Innocentia Jabulisile Mhlambi is a senior lecturer in the Department of African Languages at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Milllar (M.) JOURNEY OF THE TALL HORSE, a story of African theatre
237 pp., illus., paperback, London, 2006. R230
In 2004 a group of performers and writers from around the world collaborated to tell the story of the giraffe presented to King Charles X of France. They made use of puppets, actors, dancers, stilt-walkers, music, costumes and graphics and incorporated a range of theatrical styles and techniques.
The show was co-produced by Basil Jones of the Handspring Puppet Comany and the Sogolon pupper troupe of Mali. Adrian Kohler was responsible for set and costume design. The international team included director Marthinus Basson, video artist Jaco Bouwer and composer Warrick Sony, all South Africans, as well as Yaya Coulibaly, the puppet-maker and director from Mali, choreographer Koffi Kôkô from Benin and writer Khephra Burns from New York. The book includes Burns's performance script. Theatre director and puppet specialist Mervyn Millar was present as observer, chronicler and assistant director.
173pp., paperback, Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) Book Series no.118, Cape Town, 2016. R295
Lazarus Musazitame Miti advocates the development, promotion and use of indigenous languages in southern Africa. The southern African countries used as case studies are Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. He outlines the linguistic ecology of the region, considers the language policies of colonial governments in the past and of the various states today, demonstrates the role of mother tongues in the social, political and economic development of their speakers and hence their countries, considers why these languages are still not taken seriously by Africans, and how language rights are and should be treated as a serious human rights issue.

This book is based on case studies undertaken by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS, and the Centre for the Promotion of Literacy in Sub-Saharan Africa (CAPOLSA).
Mokoena (H.) MAGEMA FUZE, the making of a "kholwa" intellectual
338 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2011. R270
Hlonipa Mokoena examines the life of Magema Fuze, a first-generation convert to Christianity, a printer, a "kholwa" intellectual, and the first Zulu author to write a book in Zulu, "Abantu Abamnyama Lapa Ngakona" (1922), in order to understand "what it meant for Fuze and his contemporaries to write as colonised subjects." from the introduction

"Hlonipha Mokoena's groundbreaking book on Fuze, written with incisive clarity and penetration, examines material from the vernacular press which has hardly been taken into consideration in the study of South African literature. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the turbulent colonial history of Natal and the emergence of black intellectuals in South Africa." Professor Jonathan Draper, School of Religion and Theology, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Hlonipha Mokoena is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Columbia Univesity.
Moolla (F.) ed. NATURES OF AFRICA, ecocriticism and animal studies in contemporary cultural forms
334pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R390
A collection of essays that explores different understandings of the connections between humans, animals and the environment; and suggests alternative ways of addressing the challenges facing the African continent, such as global warming, desertification, floods, animal extinctions and environmental destruction.

Contributions include:
"The Environment as Significant Other: the green nature of Shona indigenous religion" by Jacob Mapara
"Towards an Ecocriticism in Africa: literary aesthetics in African environmental literature" by Chengyi Coral Wu
"Navigating Gariep Country: writing nature-culture in 'Borderline' by William Dicey" by Mathilda Slabbert
"Animals, Nostalgia and Zimbabwe's Rural Landscape in the Poetry of Chenjerai Hove and Musaemura Zimunya" by Syned Mthatiwa.

Fiona Moolla teaches African literature at the University of the Western Cape. She is the author of "Reading Nuruddin Farah: the individual, the novel and the idea of home".
Mtenje-Mkochi (A.) A GRAMMATICAL SKETCH OF CILAMBYA, the Malawian variant
120pp., maps, paperback, Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) Book Series 129, Cape Town, 2018. R280
Cilambya is on a dialect continuum with Cisukwa and Cindali and is spoken in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia. A report published by the Centre for Language Studies at the University of Malawi states that Cilambya is spoken by the Traditional Authorities of Mwabulambya, Kameme, Mwenimisuku and Mwenewenya in the Chitipa district.
Munro (B.M.) SOUTH AFRICA AND THE DREAM OF LOVE TO COME, queer sexuality and the struggle for freedom
337 pp., illus., paperback, Minneapolis, 2012. R375
Brenna Munro examines representations of same-sex sexuality in writing from the years of struggle against apartheid - the 1960s to the 1990s - in order to understand how gay people became imaginable as fellow citizens in the new South Africa. She looks at prison memoirs, fiction, poetry, plays, television shows, photography, and political speeches. Writers include Nadine Gordimer, J.M.Coetzee, Richard Rive, Bessie Head, and K. Sello Duiker, and Zanele Muholi's photographs.

Brenna Munro is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Miami.
Mwaniki (M.) MULTILINGUALISM, and the public sector in South Africa
209 pp., paperback, Bloemfontein, 2012. R246
Munene Mwaniki argues for the provision of multilingual services in the public sector to help the majority of South Africans participate in nation-building.

Munene Mwaniki is a senior lecturer in Language Management and Linguistics at the University of the Free State.
Naidu (S.) & le Roux (E.) A SURVEY OF SOUTH AFRICAN CRIME FICTION, critical analysis and publishing history
200pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R350
An overview of South African crime fiction that places the genre within its wider social and historical context. Includes a detailed bibliography of crime fiction since the 1890s.

"This survey is a milestone in the study of African crime fiction in general and of the South African variety in particular. Naidu and le Roux not only look at some of the usual suspects of literary investigations in the field - genre, gender and ideology - but also at ecocritical aspects, forgotten precursors, and the decisive role of publishing, along with the inception, packaging and censorship of such fiction. This book is a treasure trove for seasoned crime fiction sleuths and novice amateur detectives alike; it also includes a bibliography that will provide ample clues for further studies." Christine Matzke, co-editor of "Postcolonial Postmortems" and "Life is a Thriller"

Sam Naidu is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Rhodes University.
Elizabeth le Roux is Associate Professor and co-ordinator of Publishing Studies in the Department of Information at the University of Pretoria. She is also the author of "A Social History of the University Presses in Apartheid South Africa".
Neser (A.) STRANGER AT HOME, the praise poet in apartheid South Africa
269 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R240
Ashlee Neser's study on the life and work of praise poet, David Yali-Mansisi (1926-1999), author of five volumes of Xhosa poetry, a prodigious performer, at one time the most famous poet in Kaiser Mathanzima's court, and later a Fulbright scholar and a research officer at Rhodes University and the University of Trankei.

Ashlee Neser is a researcher at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) at the University of the Witwatersrand.
269pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R175
A collection of Paige Nick's weekly columns, with readers' responses, originally published in the Sunday Times Lifestyle magazine.

First published as an e-book in 2014.

"Paige writes about many things in her columns - she is curious and thoughtful, with a fine eye for the nooks and crevices of human nature - but from time to time she also writes about sex, and sex brings out the nutters..." Darrel Bristow-Bopvey
Nuttall (S.) ENTANGLEMENT, literary and cultural reflections on post-apartheid
198 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R270
An exploration of the concept of entanglement in relation to readings of literature, new media forms and painting

"Sarah Nuttal offers her readers new critical vocabularies with which to grasp the fictions of self-making, the politics and aesthetics of consumption, and the new and terrifying technologies of the sexualised body." Hazel Carby

"Sarah Nuttall's book is a welcome addition to South African literary and cutural studies, taking us in new directions beyond the apartheid and even standard post-apartheid models, Moving through a variety of settings and moments both textual and non-textual, it is prepared to take risks in matters ranging from the 'citiness' of Johannesburg, to the recombinatory qualities of style, to the larger implications of violence in South Africa" Stephen Clingman

"Elegantly and lucidly written, it offers a penetrating and unique analysis of the complex and paradoxical forms of culture emerging in South Africa today." Isabel Hofmeyr

Sarah Nuttall is Associate Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), University of the Witwatersrand.

Olivier (F.) ed. PIETER FOURIE, teatermaker, 'n huldiging
291pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R200
A collection of essays in honour of Afrikaans playwright and theatre director Pieter Fourie.

Contributors are Nico Luwes, Paul Boekkooi and Kerneels Breytenbach, Temple Hauptfleisch, Fransjohan Pretorius, Maritha Snyman, Thys Human, Annebelle Smit, Marisa Keuris and Joan Hambidge.

Pieter Fourie was born in 1940. From 1967-1987 he was Art Director at CAPAB Drama Company. He later worked as resident dramatist at PACT, was the Chief Director of the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunsfees (KKNK), and the founding owner of Rooderandt Produksies. In 1996, he received the Honorary Award for Performing Arts and the Gerhard Beukes Award from the South African Academy of Science and Arts. In 2003 he received the Hertzog Prize for drama for his plays, which include Faan se Trein, Die Joiner, Die Plaasvervangers, Ek, Anna van Wyk, Die Koggelaar, Donderdag se Mense, Koggelmanderman and Jasmyn.
392pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2016. R645
"Oosthuysen's research is ground-breaking in the sense that he has reinvented isiXhosa grammar from an Africanist perspective, taking into account isiXhosa as a language in its own right rather than influenced by Western missionary perspectives and categories. It has been such a great pleasure to work with a man of such wisdom and great knowledge, in-depth mother-tongue knowledge that has come from a lifetime of service to a language and its peoples." Russel Kaschula, NRF SARChl Chair in the Intellectualisation of African Languages, Multilingualism and Education at Rhodes University

JC(Koos)Oosthuysen received his primary education in an isiXhosa-medium school in Pondoland. For 13 years he was the pastor of an isiXhosa-speaking congregation and taught isiXhosa to staff. He was secretary of the committee of the Bible Society of South Africa that transcribed the 1942 version of the isiXhosa Bible into the Standard Orthography and then spent 21 years coordinating the production of the 1996 isiXhosa Bible. He was awarded an Andrew Murray-Desmond Tutu prize for his work in Bible translation. In 29013 he was awarded a Phd in African Languages at Rhodes University for his dissertation on the grammar of the 1942 isiXhosa Bible.
Opland (J) ed. ROBERT GODFREY, lexicography, notes on Xhosa lore and language (1909-1934)
356pp., paperback, Publications of the Opland Collection of Xhosa Literature, Volume 7, Pietermaritzburg, 2019. R320
A collection of Robert Godfrey's articles to the Blythswood Review. Also includes a collated list of lexical definitions intended for inclusion in a third edition of Albert Kropf's dictionary (1899). Godfrey, a member of staff of the Blythswood Institution, produced a revised and expanded second edition of this dictionary in 1915 and prepared a third edition, which was never published.

Foreword by Pamela Maseko, Professor of Linguistics, University of the Western Cape.

Jeff Opland is retired, lives in Wales, and serves as Visiting Professor in the School of Languages: African Language Studies, at Rhodes University. He has located, assembled, edited and translated numerous Xhosa texts, including works by Nontsizi Mgqwetho, J.W. Wauchope, S.E.K. Mqhayi, W.W. Gqoba, D.L.P. Yali-Manisi, and John Solilo.
Opland (J.) XHOSA LITERATURE, spoken and printed words
377pp., illus., paperback, Publications of the Opland Collection of Xhosa Literature, Volume 6, Pietermaritzburg, 2018. R395
A collection of 14 essays on Xhosa literature.

Jeff Opland is retired, lives in Wales, and serves as Visiting Professor in the School of Languages: African Language Studies, at Rhodes University. He has located, assembled, edited and translated numerous Xhosa texts, including works by Nontsizi Mgqwetho, J.W. Wauchope, S.E.K. Mqhayi, W.W. Gqoba, D.L.P. Yali-Manisi, and John Solilo.
Phumzile simelane JABULANI MEANS REJOICE, a dictionary of South African names
330 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R280
A dictionary of African names in local South African languages, with information regarding their ethnographic origins and meanings.
Poyner (J.) ed. J.M.COETZEE, and the idea of the public intellectual
246 pp., paperback, Athens & Pietermaritzburg, 2006. R425
Includes the essays "The Life and Times of Elizabeth Costello: J.M.Coetzee and the public sphere" by David Atwell, "Against Allegory: 'Waiting for the Barbarians', 'Life & Times of Michael K', and the question of literary reading" by David Attridge, "What is It Like to Be a Nonracist? Costello and Coetzee on the lives of animals and men" by Michael Bell, "A Belief in Frogs: J.M.Coetzee's enduring faith in fiction" by Dominic Head, "Going to the Dogs: humanity in J.M.Coetzee's 'Disgrace', 'The Lives of Animals', and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission" by Rosemary Jolly, "A Feminist-Vegetarian Defense of Elizabeth Costello: a rant from an ethical academic on J.M.Coetzee's 'The Lives of Animals'" by Laura Wright, and more.

Jane Poyner is a lecturer in postcolonial literature in the School of English at the University of Exeter.
Prah (K.) & Miti (L.) eds. DECONSTRUCTING THE AFRICAN TOWER OF BABEL, between the harmonisation and fragmentation of African language orthographies
363pp., maps, paperback, CASAS Book Series No. 120, Cape Town, 2017. R550
Contributions include:
"Language, Dialect and Ethnicity, the Fragmentation of African Languages: with particular reference to the Bantu languages of southern Africa" by Lazarus Miti
"Common Khoisan: a reflection on their linguistic and cultural relationships" by Andy Chebanne
"The Challenges of Language Counting in Mozambique" by Marcelino Liphola.

Kwesi Phrah is the founding Director of the Africa-wide Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) based in Cape Town.
Lazarus Miti is Vice-Chancellor of the Eastern University based in Chipata, Zambia and Adjunct Professor of Communication and Applied Language Studies, University of Venda, South Africa.
407 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R200
Lesibana Rafala explores the evolution of Es'kia Mphahlele's central concept of Afrikan Humanism in his poetry, short stories, autobiographies and novels. This book develops the research undertaken in Rafala's published doctoral thesis, "The Representation of Afrikan Humanism in the Narrative Writings of Es'kia Mphahlele". He earned his D.Litt in English from the University of Stellenbosch in 2006.

Lesibana Rafapa is currently teaching in the English Department at the University of Venda.
Rautenbach (G.) MOOILOOP, mooiste reisstories
191pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R240
These travel essays were first published in the magazine Mooiloop between 2006 and 2008. Authors include Eben Venter, Abraham de Vries, Hennie Aucamp, Koos Kombuis, Chris Barnard, André P. Brink and Riana Scheepers.
Remmington (J.), Willan (B.) & Peterson (B.) eds. SOL PLAATJE'S "NATIVE LIFE IN SOUTH AFRICA", past and present, foreword by Njabulo S Ndebele
263pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R380
A collection of essays that reflect on how and why "Native Life" came to be written, and on how it can be read in relation to South Africa's current challenges.

"This superb collection of essays, photos, poems, and stories - some delightfully at odds with one another - focuses on a remarkable individual, but is about so much more than just one man. It opens up conversations about the core issues of our own times - a critical reclaiming of the value of liberalism, the politics of belonging, the meaning of democracy, the possibilities of land reform, control by hereditary elites over communal land, the complexities of gender and nationalism, the decolonisation of the curriculum, and what constitutes 'real' history, citizenship, personal mobility and press freedom." Sandra Swart, Department of History, Stellenbosch University

Includes contributions by Brian Willan, Bhekizizwe Peterson, Peter limb, Janet Remmington, Albert Grundlingh, Jacob Dlamini, Sean O'Toole, and others.

Janet Remmington is a publisher, writer and researcher affiliated to the University of York.
Brian Willan is an honorary research fellow at Rhodes University. He is the author of a biography of Plaatjie, and had edited a collection of Plaatjie's writings and co-edited an edition of "Mafeking Diary".
Bhekizizwe Peterson is Professor of African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand. His books include "Monarchs, Missionaries and African Intellectuals" and "Zulu Love Letter: a screenplay".
298 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1981) 2013. R240
A reprint of Richard Rive's literary autobiography.

" of the first South African writers to examine what it means to be of mixed race in a rigid dualistic society." The New York Times Book Review

Writer, scholar, literary critic and college teacher Richard Rive (1939-1989) was born and raised in District Six. His other writings include the novels "Buckingham Palace, District Six", "Emergency" and "Emergency Continued" and "Advance, Retreat", a selection of his short stories.
Robbe (K.) CONVERSATIONS OF MOTHERHOOD, South African women's writing across traditions
317pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2015. R340
Ksenia Robbe explores the theme of motherhood in texts by South African women authors written in English and Afrikaans from the 1970s to 2010. She compares works by Elsa Joubert and Wilma Stockenström, Sindiwe Magona and Marlene van Niekerk, Zoë Wicomb and Pamphilia Hlapa and Antjie Krog and Ellen Kuzwayo.

"A great pleasure to read. This book adopts a stimulating and productive way of addressing the existing literature and will be welcomed by those who wish to read a fresh and informative study of South African women's writing set within the fields of gender and African studies." Professor Eva Hunter, University of the Western Cape

Ksenia Robbe is Assistant Professor at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.
Robolin (S.) GROUNDS OF ENGAGEMENT, apartheid-era African American and South African writing
237pp., hardback, d.w., Urbana, 2015. R950
Stephane Robolin examines the relationships and cross-cultural exchanges between black South African and African American writers who sought to create common ground during the struggle against apartheid.

"This elegant book illuminates the connected histories of southern African and African American literary traditions, casting new light on both. This is a major study which will be read for years to come." Isabel Hofmeyr, co-editor of "South Africa and India: shaping the global south"

"Based on exemplary research - archival, as well as critical and theoretical - this book constitutes a subtle and thoughtful contribution to South African and American literary criticism, comparative and transnational cultural studies, and critical human geography." Rita Barnard, author of "Apartheid and Beyond: South African writers and the politics of place"

Stéphane Robolin is Associate Professor at Rutgers University.
Saayman (S.) BREYTEN BREYTENBACH, a monologue in two voices
85 pp., b/w & colour illus., 1 folding out, paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R280
Sandra Saayman explores the relationship between text and image in Breyten Breytenbach's work, arguing that his poems, essays and works of fiction need to be considered alongside his drawings, prints and paintings.

This book includes nine drawings made by Breytenbach in prison in the 1970s, in print for the first time, plus many other colour illus. of his paintings and drawings.

Text mainly in English, with an Afrikaans essay, "My Eie Vark", by Breyten Breytenbach.

Sandra Saayman is a senior lecturer in South African literature and culture studies at the University of Réunion Island, and a senior research fellow in the Faculty of Humanities, University of Johannesburg. She obtained her PhD in literature at the University of Poitiers, France, for a thesis entitled "Text et Image: la literature de prison de Breyten Breytenbach".
Samuelson (M.) REMEMBERING THE NATION, DISMEMBERING WOMEN?, stories of the South African transition
272 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2007. R270
Examines fictional and autobiographical representations of women produced during the first decade of democracy in South Africa. Writers studied include Zoë Wicomb, J.M.Coetzee, Sindiwe Magona, Zakes Mda, Njabulo Ndebele, Elleke Boehmer, André Brink, Zubeida Jaffer and Mamphela Ramphele.

Meg Samuelson is a senior lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Stellenbosch.
Sanders (M.) AMBIGUITIES OF WITNESSING, law and literature in the time of a truth commission
257 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R220
Mark Sanders analyses key individual testimonies to South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, discusses "the nature of the literary and its relation to the legal, the political, and the ethical", and investigates questions of human rights, mourning, forgiveness and reparation.

Mark Sanders is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at New York University. He is the author of "Complicities: the intellectual and apartheid", published in 2002.
Sanders (M.) LEARNING ZULU, a secret history of language in South Africa
198pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2016. R385
First published in the USA in 2016.

Mark Sanders places his own efforts to learn the Zulu language within a wider context, examining the motives behind the development of Zulu-language learning. He looks at the white appropriation of Zulu language, music, and dance in South African culture, at the association of Zulu with a martial masculinity and with what is most properly and powerfully African. He also explores differences in English- and Zulu-language press coverage of Jacob Zuma's trial for rape, and the role of linguistic purism in xenophobic violence.

"Ostensibly about one man's quest to acquire a language, 'Learning Zulu' is a clever, surprising, and enlightening journey into 150 years of South African history. Nobody has written quite this subtly about race and language in South Africa in a long while." Jonny Steinberg, University of Oxford

"'Learning Zulu' is a brilliant book. Unprecedented in the South African arena and very likely beyond, Sanders's ‘secret history' is nothing less than a sustained tour de force and an extraordinary mix of linguistics, literary criticism, cultural studies, legal studies, psychoanalytic theory, and autobiography/memoir. This is very much a book about the psychic and psychopolitical investments involved in acquiring and teaching language in colonial and postcolonial settings." Stephen Clingman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Mark Sanders in Professor of Comparative Literature at New York University. His books include "Complicities: the intellectual and apartheid" and "Ambiguities of Witnessing: law and literature in the time of a truth commission".
Sandwith (C.) WORLD OF LETTERS, reading communities and cultural debates in early apartheid South Africa
309 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R345
A history of forgotten or overlooked South African literary-cultural communities and the distinctive practices of literary-cultural consumption, analysis and appreciation with which they were associated. Corinne Sandwich pursues this history in oppositional newspapers, literary magazines, debating societies and theatre groups of the 1940s and 1950s, to demonstrate that "literary criticism and cultural debate were not solely the enterprise of academics, but also part of popular discourses forged outside the academy in contexts of engagement and resistance." pg.4 of the introduction

"This project is long overdue. This is the first in-depth analysis of the entire corpus of liberal and left-wing literary-cultural writings in this period." Archie Dick, Professor of Information Science, University of Pretoria

Corinne Sandwich is currently in Associate Professor of English at the University of Pretoria.
Saul (Z.) & Botha (R.) PHONEMES, GRAPHEMES AND DEMOCRACY, the significance of accuracy in the orthographical development of isiXhosa
177pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2020. R225
Provides guidelines on important aspects of isiXhosa orthography such as word division, spelling and capitalisation.

Zandisile Saul in Senior Lecturer in African Languages at the University of Fort Hare.
Rudolph Botha is Adjunct Professor in African Languages at the University of Fort Hare. He serves as the Deputy Chairperson of the Eastern Cape Provincial Committee.
Schalkwyk (D.) HAMLET'S DREAMS, the Robben Island Shakespeare
191 pp., illus., paperback, London, 2013. R480
David Schalkwyk examines the experience and representation of imprisonment by bringing together the experiences of political prisoners on Robben Island and the prison that is Hamlet's Denmark. He makes use of the so-called "Robben Island Shakeseapeare", a copy of the Alexander edition of the Complete Works that belonged to Sonny Venkatrathnam and was secretly circulated, annotated and signed by thirty-four prisoners, including Nelson Mandela, in the 1970s.

"A battered Shakespeare annotated by the Robben Island prisoners leads, in David Schalkwyk's hands, to an intriguing meditation on the interplay between Shakespearean texts and the rich field of South African prison memoir." J.M.Coetzee

"'Hamlet's Dreams' is a work of Shakespearean criticism like no other: in this courageous, deeply felt, and often moving book, grounded in his own South African experience, and informed by a scrupulously historical intelligence, David Schalkwyk uses the so-called 'Robben Island Bible' as an instrument for interrogating the issue of Shakespeare's much-debated 'universality' in new and provocative ways." Michael Neill, Emeritus Professor of English, University of Auckland

David Schalkwyk is Director of Research at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C. and Professor of English at the University of Cape Town.
Scheepers (R.) & Kleyn (L.) comps. DIE AFRIKAANSE SKRYFGIDS,
458 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R190
A guide for aspiring writers, with contributions by Hennie Aucamp, Philip de Vos, Hans du Plessis, Willemien Brummer, Jeanette Ferreira, Irma Joubert, Henning Pieterse, Fanie Viljoen, and many others.

"'n Uiters leesbare en belangrike samestelling van inligting wat beslis vir enige voornemende skrywer 'n skat van kennis kan wees om die eerste tree op die pad na 'n skryfloopbaan te gee. Dit is egter ook veel meer as bogenoemde - die samestelling kan van besondere waarde wees vir studente, onderwysers en taalliefhebbers in die algemeen." Johan Anker

Text in Afrikaans.
Segall (K.) PERFORMING DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ AND SOUTH AFRICA, gender, media, and resistance
290pp., illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2013. OUT OF STOCK
After twenty years of working with guerilla fighter in the Kurdish region of Iraq, refugees in Iran, interreligious groups in Morocco, and former political prisoners in South Africa, Kimberly Segall offers a view of how groups use media, art and popular culture to protest against injustice and to create new political identities.

"Segall engages some of the most innovative artists of contemporary South African theatre, including Brett Bailey, Yael Farber, and Nadia Davids. Performing artists' meditations on the complexities of post-apartheid democracy illuminate the gulf between South Africa's constitution, with its progressive aspirations for human rights, and the legacies of an apartheid past evident in persistent violence and socio-economic inequality today." Catherine Cole, author of "Performing South Africa's Truth Commission: stages of transition".
Shober (D.) SINDIWE MAGONA, climbing higher
272 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R250
A literary biography of South African playwright, poet, novelist and activist Sindiwe Magona. Sindiwe Magona was born in rural Transkei in 1943. She has written two sequential biographies, "To my Children's Children" (1990) and "Forced to Grow" (1992), two short story collections, "Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night" (1991) and "Push-Push"(1996), the novels, "Mother to Mother (1998) and "Beauty's Gift", and a play, "Vukani!".

Dianne Shober is currently Deputy Head of the English Department at the University of Fort Hare.
Stanley (L.) IMPERIALISM, LABOUR AND THE NEW WOMAN, Olive Schreiner's social theory
194pp., map, paperback, Durham, 2002. R550
A reconceptualisation of the scope and importance of Olive Schreiner's economic and political writings on South Africa, her ideas about genre and form, and her contribution as a feminist theorist.

Liz Stanley is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. She is co-editor of "The World's Great Question, Olive Schreiner's South African letters, 1889-1920" (2014).
Steyn (J.) "ONS GAAN 'N TAAL MAAK" , Afrikaans sedert die Patriot-jare
621pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R505
J.C.Steyn discusses the growth of Afrikaans into a modern language, from the beginning of the 19th century to the present.

Journalist, academic and writer J.C.Steyn is the author of many books, both fiction and non-fiction. These include the volume of poetry, "Die grammatika van liefhê" (1975), which won him the Eugène Marais Prize for debut work and the Ingrid Jonker Prize, "Tuiste in eie taal" (1980), awarded the Recht Malan Prize for non-fiction and the Louis Luyt Prize, "Van Wyk Louw – ’n lewensverhaal" (1998), awarded the Stals Prize for history sciences, the Recht Malan Prize for non-fiction, and the Insig prize for non-fiction, and "Die honderd jaar van M.E.R" (2004), which won the Louis Hiemstra Prize for non-fiction.
Steyn (J.) VERSET & OPBOU, skrywers en politici as aktiviste vir Afrikaans
329pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R375
"Met hierdie boek bevestig J.C. Steyn sy posisie as een van die belangrikste Afrikaanse skrywers oor taalkrisisse en taalontwikkeling, oor die belang van die eie taal as 'n tuiste vir identiteit en as weg tot volledige menslikheid. Elkeen wat vir Afrikaans omgee, behoort dit te lees." Chris van der Merwe, Emeritus Professor in Afrikaans and Dutch, University of Cape Town

Journalist, academic and writer J.C. Steyn is the author of many books, both fiction and non-fiction. These include the volume of poetry, Die grammatika van liefhê, which won him the Eugène Marais Prize for debut work and the Ingrid Jonker Prize, Tuiste in eie taal, awarded the Recht Malan Prize for non-fiction and the Louis Luyt Prize, van Wyk Louw – ’n lewensverhaal, awarded the Stals Prize for history sciences, the Recht Malan Prize for non-fiction, and the Insig prize for non-fiction, and Die honderd jaar van M.E.R, which won the Louis Hiemstra Prize for non-fiction. He has also published a history of Afrikaans, Ons Gaan 'n Taal Maak: Afrikaans sedert die Patriot-jare. In 2017 he was joint winner of the Jan H. Marais Prize for his contributions to Afrikaans.
Stiebel (L.) & Gunner (L.) eds. STILL BEATING THE DRUM, critical perspectives on Lewis Nkosi
375 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. R180
Essays include "Lewis Nkosi as Literary Critic" by Annie Gagiano, "Contaminations: BBC Radio and the black artist - Lewis Nkosi's 'The Trial' and 'We Can't All be Martin Luther King'" by Liz Gunner, "An Introduction to the Poetry of Lewis Nkosi" by Litzi Lombardozzi, "Mammon and God: reality, imagination and irony in 'Underground People'" by Andries Oliphant and "The Return of the Native: Lewis Nkosi's 'Mating Birds' revisited in post-apartheid Durban" by Lindy Stiebel. Also includes a 2002 interview with Nkosi conducted by Zoë Molver, a conversation between Nkosi, Nuruddin Farah and Achille Mbembe in 2003 and a retrospective selection of Nkosi's articles from various periods in his career as a literary critic.

Lindy Stiebel is Professor of English at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Liz Gunner is a Fellow of the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER).
Stiebel (L.) & Chapman (M.) eds. WRITING HOME, Lewis Nkosi on South African writing
277pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R345
A selection of Lewis Nkosi's commentaries on South African literature, culture and society selected from his out-of-print collections, "Home and Exile", "The Transplanted Heart" and "Tasks and Masks", as well as from journals and magazines.

Lindy Stiebel is Emeritus Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Visiting Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Michael Chapman is affiliated as a senior researcher to the Durban University of Technology. He is also Emeritus Professor and Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Stobie (C.) SOMEWHERE IN THE DOUBLE RAINBOW, representations of bisexuality in post-aparthied novels
307 pp., paperback, Pietermartizburg, 2007. R230
Novels discussed include "Bitter Eden" by Tatamkulu Afrika, "Cracks" by Sheila Kohler, "The Smell of Apples" by Mark Behr, "The House Gun" by Nadine Gordimer, "The Quiet Violence of Dreams" by K.Sello Duiker, "Love Themes for the Wilderness" by Ashraf Jamal, "The World Unseen" by Shamin Sarif & "In Tangier We Killed the Blue Parrot" by Barbara Adair.

Cheryl Strobie lectures in the English Department at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Strode (T.F.) THE ETHICS OF EXILE, colonialism in the fictions of Charles Brocken Brown and J.M.Coetzee
253 pp., hardback, New York & London, 2005. R770
Examines three novels by J.M.Coetzee: "Life & Times of Michael K", "Age of Iron" and "Disgrace".
Szczurek (K.M.) comp. & Heyns (M.) ed. ENCOUNTERS WITH ANDRÉ BRINK,
223 pp., paperback], Cape Town, 2010. R200
A collection of essays published to celebrate André Brink's seventy-fifth birthday.

Contributors include Naas Steenkamp, Braam de Vries, Koos Human, Tim Couzens, Ariel Dorfman, Per Wästberg, Elleke Boehmer, Jakes Gerwel, Nadine Gordimer, J.M.Coetzee, Antjie Krog, Sindiwe Magona, Alberto Manguel and Bodil Malmsten.
Thomas (C.) comp. & ed. TIME WITH DENNIS BRUTUS, conversations, quotations and snapshots 2005-2009
86 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., East London, 2012. R310
Foreword by Patrick Bond.

Cornelius Thomas seeks to capture how his friend, activist and poet Dennis Brutus, lived the last five years of his life, 2005 through 2009. During this time Dennis Brutus visited East London, Alice, Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth. He served as resident honorary professor in Patrick Bond's Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and as visiting professor at the National Heritage and Cultural Studies Centre at the University of Fort Hare. He also took part in the Sport and Liberation Conference (2005), the Conversations across Generations seminar (2007) and the 50th Anniversary of the Non-Racial Sport Movement Conference (2008). In the book Thomas has combined conversations he had with Dennis Brutus with photographs and quotations from various sources.
Thomas (G.) THE SEXUAL DEMON OF COLONIAL POWER, Pan-African embodiment and erotic schemes of empire
200 pp., paperback, Bloomington, 2007. R225
Greg Thomas analyses the sexual politics of slavery, colonialism, and neo-colonialism as well as ideas about bodies and offers an anti-racist, anti-imperialist Pan-African approach to theory, fiction, cinema, and popluar culture.

Greg Thomas is Assistant Professor of English at Syracuse University and founder and editor of "Proud Flesh: new Afrikan journal of culture, politics, & consciousness".
Tlhapane (T.B.) TOWNSHIP LANGUAGES, township dictionary - a guide to township "taal"
191 pp., paperback, Durban, 2009. R265
"Township language", also known as "scamtho", "township lingo" or "tsotsi-taal", is a mixture of English, Afrikaans, Sotho and Zulu.

Tefo Tlhapane grew up in Soweto.
Tshabalala (M.) MELUSI'S EVERYDAY ZULU, there is um'Zulu in all of us
224pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R220
A selection of Melusi Tshabalala's facebook posts - six days a week he posts an isiZulu word and uses humour, story-telling and political commentary to explain what the words mean and to offer insight into Zulu culture.
Twidle (H.) EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH, narrative non-fiction and the coming of democracy in South Africa
250pp., paperback, Woodbridge & Rochester, 2019. R295
"In a series of carefully crafted chapters, Hedley Twidle explores the full range of South African narrative non-fiction...It is the first serious, sustained intellectual engagement with this expanding corpus of texts...Twidle's refusal to be trapped within the binary categories of fact and fiction leads to a cross-reading approach that enriches our understanding of the aesthetic and historical work that these texts perform. As the final chapter...shows, the major appeal of Experiments with Truth may lie in its own experimentation with the truths of the closure-driven academic monograph." Harry Garuba, Professor of African Studies and English Literature, University of Cape Town

"Hedley Twidle's lucid and sparkling book unsettles our thinking about the relationship between literature and democracy. Among the first serious studies of South African non-fictional forms, it roams through archives, memoirs, journalism and biography to make a decisive case for their literary qualities. But even more strikingly, it shows how literature animates the anti-colonial democratic process as much as democracy does literature." Upamanyu Pable Mukherjee, Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies, Warwick University

Heldey Twidle is a writer, teacher and scholar based in the English Department at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of the essay collection, Firepool: experiences in an abnormal world.
Twijnstra (R.) & Durden (E.) ACTING IN SOUTH AFRICA, skills and inspirations
250pp., illus., paperback, (Durban), 2019. R145
An introduction to acting for stage and screen. Includes interviews with directors, coaches, agents, producers and actors. Actors who discuss their experiences include Andrew Buckland, David Dennis, Dawn Thandeka King and Dr Jerry Mofokeng.

Dutch theatre director, designer and producer Sir Roel Twijnstra is Head of the Live Performance School at AFDA in Durban and has lectured at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Durban University of Technology. He was knighted in 2018 for his contributions to theatre in The Netherlands and abroad.
Dr Emma Durden works in the field of theatre for development and health. She has taught at AFDA, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the University of Cape Town and the University of Zimbabwe. She runs a health communication consultancy called Act Two Training, the industrial theatre company PST Project, and manages Twist Theatre Development Project.
Twijnstra (R.) & Durden (E.) THEATRE DIRECTING IN SOUTH AFRICA, skills and inspirations
233pp., illus., paperback, (Durban), 2019. R145
A user-friendly introduction to the role of the theatre director and the concept of stage-craft. Includes interviews with South African directors Brett Bailey, Neil Coppen, Lara Foot, Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom, Greg Homann, Amy Jephta, Simthembile Prince Lamla, Zinzi Pricess Mhlongo, Bheki Mkhwane and Pusetso Thibedi.

Dutch theatre director, designer and producer Sir Roel Twijnstra is Head of the Live Performance School at AFDA in Durban and has lectured at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Durban University of Technology. He was knighted in 2018 for his contributions to theatre in The Netherlands and abroad.
Dr Emma Durden works in the field of theatre for development and health. She has taught at AFDA, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the University of Cape Town and the University of Zimbabwe. She runs a health communication consultancy called Act Two Training, the industrial theatre company PST Project, and manages Twist Theatre Development Project.
Twijnstra (R.) & Durden (E.) THEATRE PRODUCTION IN SOUTH AFRICA, skills and inspirations
251pp., illus., paperback, (Durban), 2016. R145
An introduction to the role of the theatre producer. Includes interviews with theatre producers, productions managers, funders and other performing arts professionals. Producers interviewed include Nobulali Dlangazele, Warona Seane, Julian Seleke Moloto, Steven Stead and Kosie Smit.

Dutch theatre director, designer and producer Sir Roel Twijnstra is Head of the Live Performance School at AFDA in Durban and has lectured at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Durban University of Technology. He was knighted in 2018 for his contributions to theatre in The Netherlands and abroad.
Dr Emma Durden works in the field of theatre for development and health. She has taught at AFDA, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the University of Cape Town and the University of Zimbabwe. She runs a health communication consultancy called Act Two Training, the industrial theatre company PST Project, and manages Twist Theatre Development Project.
van der Elst (J.) ed. ADAM SMALL, denker, digter, dramaturg, 'n huldiging
248pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R200
A commemorative volume celebrating the life and work of poet and playwright Adam Small (1936-2016). Small was awarded the Hertzog Prize in 2012 for his contribution to the drama genre.

Contributions include:
"Adam Small - 'n persoonlike geskiedenis" by Abraham de Vries
"Adam Small se identiteitskonstrukte" by Steward van Wyk
"'n Swanger Vrou Móét Staan op Houbaai-Bus - 'n literȇr-dialektiese lesing van Adam Small se 'Vryheid'" by Hein Willemse
"Die Aktualitiet van 'Krismis van Map Jacobs' met Verwysing na die Tema van Bendekultuur en Kaaps as Onderigtaal" by Michael le Cordeur
"Adam Small en sy Pleidooi vir Geregtigheid: 'n gevallestudie" by Antoinette Lombard and Rinie Schenck.
van der Merwe (C.) DONKER STROOM, Eugène Marais en die Anglo-Boereoorlog
531pp., map, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R435
Carel van de Merwe's revealing research on the five years Eugène Marais spent in Europe just before, during and after the Anglo-Boer War.

"Deur nongesette historiese speurwerk en 'n heldere sfryfstyl baan die skrywer 'n boeiende weg deur voorheen versluierde fasette van Eugène Marais se lewe." Albert Grundlingh

Carel van der Merwe has written three novels, including "Geldwolf" (2009), which won the Eugène Marais Prize. This is his first work of non-fiction. He lives in Stellenbosch.
255 pp., illus., paperback, Hermanus, 2006. R155
Interviews with Anna Jonker, Prof. P.J.Nienaber, Dr. Cor Pama, Jan Rabie, Majorie Wallace, Berta Smit, Freda Linde, Klerk, Uys Krige and André Brink, amongst others, psychologist Lucas van der Merwe conducted in 1977 when he was doing research for his doctoral thesis, "Ingrid Jonker: 'n psigologiese analise".

Foreword by Petrovna Metelerkamp, who edited the taped interviews.

Text in Afrikaans.
476 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R270
A collection of essays that examine "the relations between the production and consumption of books to present a rich social history of South African print cultures." Michael Titlestad, University of the Witwatersrand

"...a field-defining contribution to the country's literary scholarship. Andrew van der Vlies's introductory essay maps the conceptual terrain in a systematic and engaging way, illustrating its relevance to South Africa's literary and cultural history. The essays that follow demonstrate the archival richness and liveliness of the field, while opening doors to future research. Beyond South Africa, the book will be exemplary in showing how book histories develop under postcolonial conditions." David Atwell, University of York, author of "Rewriting Modernity: studies in Black South African literary history"

Contributions include:
"'Spread Far and Wide over the Surface of the Earth': evangelical reading formations and the rise of a transnational public sphere: the case of the Cape Town Ladies' Bible Association" by Isabel Hofmeyr
"Deneys Reitz and Imperial Co-option" by John Gouws
"'In (or From) the Heart of the Country': local and global lives of Coetzee's anti-pastoral" by Andrew de Vlies
"Colin Rae's 'Malaboch': the power of the book in the (mis)representation of Kgalusi Sekete Mmaleboho" by Lize Kriel
"The Image of the Book in Xhosa Oral Poetry" by Jeff Opland
"'Deeply Racist, Superior and Patronising': South African literature education and the 'Gordimer incident'" by Margriet van der Waal
"The Rise of the Surface: emerging questions for reading and criticism in South Africa" by Sarah Nuttall

Andrew van der Vlies is Senior Lecturer in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London, and a Research Associate in the Department of English Literature at Rhodes University. He is the author of "South African Textual Cultures" and "J.M.Coetzee's 'Disgrace'".
van Rensburg (C.) FINDING AFRIKAANS,
164pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R270
A history of Afrikaans by Christo van Rensburg (1938-2018), former Head of the Afrikaans Department at the University of Pretoria.
180 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2011. R180
Preface by André Brink.

Kobus van Rooyen was chairman of the Publications Appeal Board from 1980 to 1990. After his term expired he was elected chairman of the Press Council. Currently he is chairman of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission. He also chaired the Ministerial Task Group which drafted the new Films and Publications Act from 1994 to 1996. In this book he outlines a history of the Publications Appeal Board, founded in 1974.

"It took Kobus van Rooyen to read the situation lucidly and with a level head, and set in motion a process which would eventually remove the stain of shame the apartheid system of censorship had left on the arts. The book is, essentially, and account of the battle that had to be waged in the eighties to recover the self-respect of the nation in the field of culture." André Brink
van Vuuren (H.) A NECKLACE OF SPRINGBOK EARS, /Xam orality and South African literature
227pp., illus., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2016. R475
Helize van Vuuren describes and analyses the narratives, myths and poetry of the /Xam and other Bushmen, and "their interface with South African literature in general". She looks at the Bleek and Lloyd digital archive housed at the University of Cape Town, the four-volume /Xam archive recorded and compiled in Afrikaans as "Boesman-stories" by GR von Wielligh, the Namibian oevre of Piet van Rooyen, and the work of Antjie Krog, Stephen Watson and Eugène Marais.

Helize van Vuuren is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Language and Literature at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.
Veit-Wild (F.) DAMBUDZO MARECHERA, a source book on his life and work
426pp., illus., paperback, Trenton, 2004. R720
Dambudzo Marechera was born in Zimbabwe in 1952 and died in 1987 at the age of 35. His novel, "House of Hunger", was awarded the 1979 Guardian Fiction Prize. He left behind a large number of unpublished literary works. "The Black Insider", "Cemetery of Mind" and "Scrapiron Blues" were all published after his death.

Flora Veit-Wild is Professor of African Literature at Humboldt University in Berlin. She is also co-editor of "Emerging Perspectives on Dambudzo Marechera" and author of "Writing Madness, borderlines of the body in African literature".
Veit-Wild (F.) WRITING MADNESS, borderlines of the body in African literature
174 pp., illus., paperback, Oxford, etc., 2006. R140
Flora Veit-Wild focuses on "those writers and topics who touch on the extreme, on the thin line between sanity and insanity". Includes chapters on Dambudzo Marechera, Lesego Rampolokeng, Bessie Head and Tsitsi Dangarembga.

Flora Veit-Wild is Professor of African Literature at Humboldt University in Berlin.
Viljoen (L.) DIE MOND VOL VUUR, beskouings oor die werk van Breyten Breytenbach
329pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2014. R540
A collection of essays on different aspects of Breyten Breytenbach's writings. Louise Viljoen focuses especially on his poetry.

Louise Viljoen is Professor in the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch at the University of Stellenbosch.
Viljoen (L.) INGRID JONKER, a Jacana pocket biography
166 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R140
A short biography of the poet, Ingrid Jonker.

Louise Viljoen teaches in the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch at the University of Stellenbosch. She is also the author of "Ons Ongehoorde Soort", a study of Antjie Krog.
Viljoen (L.) ONS ONGEHOORDE SOORT, beskouings oor die werk van Antjie Krog
240 pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2009. R108
A collection of essays in Afrikaans on Antjie Krog's poetry and prose.

Louise Viljoen is professor in the Department van Afrikaans en Nederlands at the University of Stellenbosch.
Wa Ngugi (M.) THE RISE OF THE AFRICAN NOVEL, politics of language, identity, and ownership
228pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2019. R315
First published in the USA in 2018.

Mukoma Wa Ngugi situates South African and African-language literature of the late 1880s through the early 1940s in relation to the literature of decolonisation of the 1950s through the 1980s and the contemporary generation of continental and diaspora African writers.

"A lucid history of the African novel, emphasising the need to consider works originally written in African languages prior to the 1950s. Mukoma Wa Ngugi brings to the foreground texts that are rarely discussed, demonstrating that the history of the African novel goes well beyond well-known works in the African super-canon. His archive is wide ranging, and he reads both old and new materials with rare clarity." Evan Mwangi, Northwestern University

Mukoma Wa Ngugi is Assistant Professor of English at Cornell University. His books include Logotherapy, a collection of poems, and the novels Killing Sahara and Mrs Shaw: a novel.
wa Thiongo (N.) IN THE NAME OF THE MOTHER, reflections on writers & empire
146pp., paperback, Woodbridge, Rochester & Nairobi, 2013. R255
This collection of essays by novelist, dramatist and academic Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o include:
"Nation in the Underground: Alex la Guma's 'In the Fog of the Season's End'"
"Birth of a Nation: narrating the national question in Pepetela's 'Mayombe'"
"Writing a National Agenda: patriarchy as domestic colonialism in Tsitsi Dangarembga's 'Nervous Conditions'"

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine.
203pp., paperback, New Edition, Cape Town, (1997) 2015. R150
New edition of the late poet and essayist Stephen Watson's "diary", written over twelve months, 14 December 1995 and 29 December 1996.

"To savour the diary as a vehicle for the expression of a unique and extraordinarily imaginative sensibility, go back a couple of decades and discover - or renew an unforgettable encounter - with the late Stephen Watson's "A Writer's Diary"...Stehpen Watson's insights into language, culture, landscape, ideologies, writers, painters, politics, society, and the baffling nature of the human condition nail his colours to the mast. In this, his small volume is also a manifesto. As an approach to life as an intellectually serious business, it presents a rich and engaging range of beliefs which fan out from a primary impulse. That impulse is to grasp at the heart of the matter, with unsparing candour." Bill Nasson, Professor of History, Stellenbosch University, from his new foreword

Steven Watson (b.1954) is the author of "The Music in the Ice" and the poetry volumes, "In This City", "Cape Town Days", "Presence of the Earth: new poems" and "The Light Echo and Other Poems". He was Professor in English, Director of the Writing Centre, and one of the founders of the Creative Writing Programme at the University of Cape Town. He died in 2011.
Watson (S.) THE MUSIC IN THE ICE, on writers, writing & other things
381 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. OUT OF PRINT
Foreword by Christopher Hope.

A new collection of essays by poet and essayist Stephen Watson.
Wenzel (J.) BULLETPROOF, afterlives of anticolonial prohpecy in South Africa and beyond
311 pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg & Chicago, 2009. R290
Jennifer Wenzel examines literary and historical texts to show how writers have manipulated images and ideas associated with the 1856/57 Xhosa cattle killing "to speak to their contemporary predicaments. Widening her lens, she also looks at how past failure can both inspire and constrain movements for justice in the present".

"This book counts among the very best works of literary history I have read to date. It is strikingly well argued, beautifully written, and highly original in its conception and design." Sarah Nuttall, Associate Professor of Literary & Cultural Studies at Wits Institute for Social and Economic Studies (WISER), University of the Witwatersrand.

Jennifer Wenzel is Associate Professor of English at the University of Michigan.
Wepener (C.) DIE REIS GAAN INWAARTS, dir kuns van sterwe in kreatiewe werke van Karel Schoeman
233pp., illus., paperback, Bloemfontein, 2017. R440
A study on the art of dying in Karel Schoeman's fiction, focusing especially on "'n Lug Vol Helder Wolke", "'n Ander Land" and "Die Uur van die Engel".
Wessels (M.) BUSHMAN LETTERS, interpreting lXam narrative
330 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R250
Michael Wessels critiques the critical tradition that has developed around the lXam archive and the hermeneutic principles that inform that tradition, and offers alternative modes of reading.

Michael Wessels is a researcher in the English Department at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
West (M.) WHITE WOMEN WRITING WHITE, identity and representation in (post-) apartheid literatures of South Africa
232 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R176
Mary West analyses the works of selected South African women writers, examining the ways in which they have portrayed the white South African experience. Works discussed include "People Like Ourselves" by Pamela Jooste, "One Tongue Singing" by Susan Mann, "A Change of Tongue" by Antjie Krog, "Echo Location" by Karen Press, short stories by Nadine Gordimer and Marlene van Niekerk and Marianne Thamm's columns in Fair Lady magazine.

Mary West teaches in the Department of Languages and Literature at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.
Wicomb (Z.) RACE, NATION, TRANSLATION, South African essays, 1990-2013, edited by Andrew van der Vlies
352pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2018. R380
First published in the USA in 2018.

Features essays on the work of Bessie Head, Nadime Gordimer, Njabulo Ndebele and J.M. Coetzee, as well as on a range of cultural and political topics, including gender politics, sexuality, race, identity, nationalism, the visual arts and Nelson Mandela.

Includes an interview with Zoë Wicomb and an introduction, "Zoë Wicomb's South African essays: intertextual ethics, translative possibilities, and the claims of discursive variety" by Andrew van der Vlies.

" Zoë Wicomb's novels, short-story collections, and essays have done more than those of any other South African writer and critic to illuminate the discursive complexities of South African race, class, and gender politics and to explore the literary possibilities of their subversion. This excellent edition of her essays, produced by a foremost scholar of South African writing, includes an enlightening introduction and notes, as well as an interview with Wicomb." Dorothy Driver, University of Adelaide and University of Cape Town

"This is a long-overdue collection of essays by one of South Africa's finest writers and critics. Zoë Wicomb has a trenchant, singular voice: her style is brilliant, her intellect fierce, her ideas always bracing. Wicomb views the politics and literature of her home country from unexpected angles that invariably compel the reader, too, to consider them anew." Mark Gevisser, author of Lost and Found in Johannesburg

Zoë Wicomb is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Strathclyde and was an inaugural recipient of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prize. She is the author of the novels October, Playing in the Light and David's Story and the short-story collections You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town and The One That Got Away.
Andrew van der Vlies is Professor of Contemporary Literature and Postcolonial Studies at Queen Mary University of London and Extraordinary Associate Professor at the University of the Western Cape.
Williams (P.) KING KONG - OUR KNOT OF TIME AND MUSIC, a personal memoir of South Africa's legendary musical
324pp., paperback, London, 2017. R220
Pat Williams was the lyricist for South Africa's first musical, King Kong, about heavyweight boxing star Ezekiel Dhlamini. The show, which opened in Johannesburg in February 1959, had an all-black cast and played to 200 000 South Africans before moving to London's West End.

In her memoir Pat recounts her experience of growing up in apartheid South Africa, her involvement in the musical, and it's lasting impact on both herself and the show's cast, which included Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela.

"An extraordinary memoir of the first ever South African musical, which has since acquired mythical proportions. Essential reading for anyone who loves our country - and, of course, its music." Athol Fugard
Woodward (W.) THE ANIMAL GAZE, animal subjectivities in southern African narratives
192 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R220
Explores the work of southern African writers - Olive Schreiner, Zakes Mda, Yvonne Vera, Eugene Marais, J.M.Coetzee, Luis Bernardo Honwana, Michiel Heyns, Marlene van Niekerk, Linda Tucker and others - who represent animals as individual subjects, asking us to think differently about animals and our relationships with them.

Wendy Woodward is a Professor in the English Department at the University of the Western Cape.
222 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback , London, 2013. R195
Dan Wylie tracks twenty-three crocodilian species and compares what science has discovered about these reptiles with their depictions in myth, art and literature around the world.

Includes a chapter on central and southern Africa.

"This series... calls itself 'a new kind of animal history'. It is splendidly, even brilliantly, so. I have nothing but praise for it". James Fleming, The Spectator.

Dan Wylie is Professor of English at Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

Wylie (D.) DEATH AND COMPASSION, the elephant in southern African literature
267pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R390
Examines what certain literary genres - indigenous forms, early European travelogues, hunting accounts, novels, game-ranger memoirs, scientific accounts and poems - imply about the diverse attitudes towards elephants and who shows compassion towards them.

"'Death and Compassion' is engagingly written. It provides an original and highly informative analysis of fictional and non-fictional accounts of elephant ontology, of what it might be like to be an elephant, and of elephant ethics in southern Africa." Kai Horsthemke, Chair of Philosophy of Education and Systematic Pedagogy, KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany

Dan Wylie lectures in the English Department at Rhodes University. He has published three books on King Shaka, several volumes of poetry and a memoir.
Wylie (D.) INTIMATE LIGHTNING, Sydney Clouts, poet
285pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (2018) 2019. R350
A study of the life and work of South African poet Sydney Clouts (1926-1982). His single published volume One Life (1966), won the Ingrid Jonker Prize and the Olive Schreiner Prize for poetry. Clouts was born in Cape Town in 1926. He emigrated to the UK in 1961 where he worked as a librarian. He died in 1982, at the age of 56.

"The purest poetic talent to have worked in English in South Africa since Roy Campbell." J. M. Coetzee

Poet, author and academic Dan Wylie is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Literary Studies at Rhodes University. His latest books include Raven Games, new and selected poems and Death and Compassion, the elephant in South African literature. He is the editor of Seahorn Messiah, Sydney Clouts, the poems.
Wylie (D.) & MacKenzie (C.) eds. "NO OTHER WORLD", essays on the life-work of Don Maclennan
264 pp., illus, paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R195
A collection of essays on the life and work of poet, critic and teacher Don Maclennan.

Don Maclennan was born in London in 1929 and came to South Africa with his family in 1938. He taught philosophy and English at the University of Cape Town and the University of the Witwatersrand before accepting a lectureship in English at Rhodes University in 1966, where he taught until his retirement in 1994. He died in 2009. He published some twenty volumes of poetry as well as plays, short stories and scholarly works. He won the Pringle Award and the 1997 Sanlam Prize for his collection, "Solstice".

Craig MacKenzie is Professor of English at the University of Johannesburg.
Dan Wylie is Professor of English at Rhodes University.
Wylie (D.) ed. TOXIC BELONGING?, identity and ecology in southern Africa
268pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Newcastle, 2008. R200
A selection of papers from the 2006 Literature and Ecology Colloquium, held in Grahamstown.

Contributions include:
Ecological Thinking: Schopenhauer, J.M. Coetzee and who we are in the world by Laurence Wright
Stealing Identities? Appropriations of //Kabbo's oral testimonies: an ecocritical view by Dan Wylie
Ecological Sensitivity in Menàn du Plessis' 'A State of Fear' by Michael Springer
'The Nature of Feeling': ecological masculinities in some recent popular texts by Wendy Woodward
Ecology and Identity: a comparative perspective on the negotiation of 'nativeness' by Jane Mulcock and David Trigger.

Poet and academic Dan Wylie lectures in the English Department at Rhodes University. He is the author of Death and Compassion, the elephant in southern African literature.
Xaba (M.) ed. OUR WORDS, OUR WORLDS, writing on Black South African women poets, 2000-2018
315pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2019. R315
Introduction by Gababa Baderoon.

Contributions include:
"Black Women Poets and their Books as Contributions to the Agenda of Feminism" by Makhosazana Xaba
"'Leaping from behind History's Curtain': post-apartheid Black women's poetry in South Africa" by V.M. Sisi Maqagi
"Reclaiming Sex and Queering the World: Black South African women's poetry on sexuality" by Barbara Boswell
"Searching for Women like Me: Coloured identity, Afrikaans, poetry and performance" by Teresa Muishond
"'Surely This [Mother Tongue] should Count for Something': interviews with five contemporary poets from Gauteng", Napo Masheabe, Natalia Molebatsi, Vangi Gantsho, Mthunzikazi Mbungwana and Nosipho Gumede with Makhosazana Xaba
"'Silence Makes This Possible'", Gabeba Baderoon with Makhosazana Xaba.

"This is a book that excavates histories, imagines futures and empowers the present. Embracing the academy, the experimental, the subversive, all of these essays are tangibly rooted in the personal yet reach far beyond the national. This is a work of legacy, a testament to collective strength that will surely birth even greater creativity." Margaret Busby, editor of New Daughters of Africa

Makhosazana Xaba is the author of the poetry collections These Hands, Tongues of their Mothers and The Alkilinity of Water and of Running and Other Stories, a collection of short stories. She is the editor of Like the Untouchable Wind, an anthology of poems.
232pp., hardback, d.w., Cambridge, 2014. R950
Jarad Zimbler tracks the development of JM Coetzee's style from "Dusklands" to "Disgrace", and compares his writing with the work of Nadine Gordimer, Andre Brink and Alex La Guma.

Jarad Zimbler is a lecturer in modern English literature at the University of Birmingham.